The cancer cervix of the uterus, also called cervical cancer is a high incidence disease in women, consisting of the appearance of malignant tumors in the female genital area.
The disease, among all types of cancer, is the third most frequent in women, behind breast and colorectal cancer only, and for this reason it concerns health authorities who always warn about preventive methods.
According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), in 2018 alone, there were 16.37 million new cases in Brazil.
In addition, this type of cancer is related to HPV (Human Papillomavirus), a sexually transmitted infection. It does not mean that getting HPV directly causes cancer, but the worsening of the infection can lead to it.
And based on that, new research published in the British Medical Journal looked at the impact of the vaccine.
According to what it says in the periodic magazine, the HPV immunizer was able to reduce cervical cancer cases by up to 89% among Scottish women. Check out more details below.
Read more: Why should I vaccinate my child against HPV?
Less HPV, fewer cases of cancer
Made by Scottish researchers, the large study involved approximately 140,000 Scottish women and lasted about 20 years.