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Cervical cancer in India and HPV vaccination

In Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology
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Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 33 Issues 1.Publisher: 2012Description: 7-12.Subject(s): vaccine | human papillomavirus | cervix | Cancer | DDC classification: Online resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric OncologySummary: Cervical cancer, mainly caused by Human Papillomavirus infection, is the leading cancer in Indian women and the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Though there are several methods of prevention of cervical cancer, prevention by vaccination is emerging as the most effective option, with the availability of two vaccines. Several studies have been published examining the vaccine's efficacy, immunogenicity and safety. Questions and controversy remain regarding mandatory vaccination, need for booster doses and cost-effectiveness, particularly in the Indian context.
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Cervical cancer, mainly caused by Human Papillomavirus infection, is the leading cancer in Indian women and the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Though there are several methods of prevention of cervical cancer, prevention by vaccination is emerging as the most effective option, with the availability of two vaccines. Several studies have been published examining the vaccine's efficacy, immunogenicity and safety. Questions and controversy remain regarding mandatory vaccination, need for booster doses and cost-effectiveness, particularly in the Indian context.

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