Cervical cancer does not affect any "type" of woman. It could happen to any sexually active woman, young or old, in any part of the world, whether she loves in a one room apartment or in a bungalow, whether she's a school teacher or a corporate executive.
How Does One Get Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer is caused by infection with a virus called human papilloma virus or HPV.
Are There Any Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages and hence, prevention and early detection against cervical cancer is very important.
How can Cervical Cancer be Prevented?
HPV vaccine is the most affective way of preventing cervical cancer along with regular screening.
What is the Right Age to Get Vaccinated?
HPV vaccine can be given to any female aged 9/10-45 years. It's best to be given as early as possible.
Can a New Mother Take HPV Vaccine After Delivery?
As per WHO, HPV vaccines are safe in lactation. As you visit your gynaecologist or paediatrician regularly for child's vaccination, it will be a good to club your child's and your vaccination on the same visit.