Sumary of Should you really get an HPV vaccine after 26? A gynaecologist answers:
- Listen to this article When it comes to viral infections of the reproductive tract, Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common culprit.
- HPV infections are alarmingly prevalent amongst women, making cervical cancer the fourth most common cancer among women globally.
- Although most HPV infections clear up on their own and most pre-cancerous lesions resolve spontaneously, there is a risk for all women that HPV infection may become chronic and pre-cancerous lesions progress to invasive cervical cancer.
- ” Common symptoms include painful lesions and bumps, on hands, skin, and genitals.