Cancer of the cervix in our country is the “honorable” second place among oncological diseases of the female reproductive system after breast cancer. In the Voronezh region, more than 200 women annually develop cervical cancer, and 30% of them have advanced stages. And often – in very young and nulliparous women. In a young body, oncology progresses more rapidly and leads to a fatal outcome.
But the good news is that cervical cancer is the first type of cancer that a vaccine can protect against! The fact is that in about seven out of ten cases, cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Most often, they are infected through sexual contact. But even condoms do not protect one hundred percent from HPV, since the virus can also penetrate through skin-to-skin contact.