Reduced The Risk Of Cervical: New Study Shows Benefits of HPV Vaccination in Older Women
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has shown that HPV vaccination can be beneficial for older women, as well as younger women. The study looked at women aged 30-45 who received the HPV vaccine and found that it reduced the risk of cervical precancerous lesions by 88%.
- Previously, the HPV vaccine was only recommended for women aged 26 and younger. However, this study suggests that older women can still benefit from the vaccine.
- HPV is a common virus that can cause cervical cancer, as well as other types of cancer. The HPV vaccine can protect against the types of HPV that are most likely to cause cancer.
While the HPV vaccine is not a substitute for regular Pap tests, it can be an important tool in the fight against cervical cancer. If you are over the age of 26 and have not yet received the HPV vaccine, speak with your doctor to see if it is right for you.