HPV

  • HPV vaccination: Your second best defence

    Cancer

    Posted on 6 March 2019

    HPV is the virus that causes cervical cancer – the second most prevalent cancer among women after breast cancer. Over 99% of all cervical cancers are caused by persistent infection of high-risk types of HPV. We chat to two Mediclinic experts about who should be vaccinated, when and why.

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  • The HPV vaccination process

    Cancer

    Posted on 6 March 2019

    HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is a viral infection that can cause cervical cancer. Although sexually transmitted, penetrative sex is not required – the virus can also be transmitted through skin-to-skin genital contact.

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  • Cervical cancer: Risks, preventative measures, and treatment by stages

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 September 2018

    Cervical cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer affecting SA women. Yet too many women have questions: what is your risk, how does it develop, and how is it treated? Mediclinic pathologist Dr Izak Loftus explains.

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  • HPV symptoms and effects may differ between men and women

    Cancer

    Posted on 8 August 2018

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in South Africa, with roughly 80% of sexually active people infected with a strain of HPV at

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  • Is there an age limit to get the HPV vaccine?

    Cancer

    Posted on 8 August 2018

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections responsible for more than 90% of cervical cancers in women and anal cancers in men and women.

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  • Should you be screened for cervical cancer?

    Cancer

    Posted on 30 August 2017

    The cervix is a key component in menstruation and childbirth. Situated at the lower end of the uterus, it acts as a passageway to the vagina. And while changes in cervical cells over time are commonplace, some abnormalities can in fact be precursors to cancer.

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  • What is HPV?

    Cancer

    Posted on 29 August 2017

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common infections affecting sexually active people worldwide. And South Africa is no different.

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