Cervical cancer HPV

Category B - full version without watermark 720x576 (check terms and conditions at www.teledesign.de) The version with watermark is for free to embed Cervical cancer is not hereditary but is caused by so called human papilloma viruses (HPV). (They infect mainly cells of the skin and the mucosa.) Some of these viruses lead to rather harmless cell changes -- for example warts. An infection with other papilloma viruses, however, increases the risk for precancer and cancer of the reproductive organs and the anus. (The most common cancer triggered by HPV is cervical carcinoma.) Protection against the two most common cancer causing virus types HPV 16 and 18 is provided by a vaccination. Scientific studies prove that with vaccination fewer women are affected by changes of the cervix requiring treatment. In the long run the rate of cervical cancer might decrease as well. In Germany the HPV vaccination is recommended for girls between 12 and 17 years.