Thousands of women die from cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (HPV vaccination & PAP tests).
Among women who had been vaccinated, the percentage of precancers caused by HPV dropped from 55.2% to 33.3%
Although women suffer from cervical cancer from HPV, men are also at risk for other cancers from HPV.
Nearly 85% of adults (MEN and WOMEN) between the ages of 18 and 65 will have HPV at some point in their life. About 50% of Americans have it at any given moment.
HPV causes cervical, anal, oral, and other cancers in MEN and WOMEN.
HPV causes genital warts in MEN and WOMEN.
HPV is more prevalent in MEN than WOMEN in the U.S., although men often don’t have symptoms.
The HPV Vaccine is for MEN and WOMEN.
Prevent HPV cancers by getting vaccinated! Prevent genital warts by getting vaccinated!
Did you finish the vaccine series?
2 shots if before age 15.
3 shots if beginning at age 15-26.
For more information on HPV and about getting vaccinated after age 26 go to: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hpv/hcp/recommendations.html
BEING APART DURING THE HOLIDAYS
- Hard choices to be apart this year may mean that you can spend many more years with your loved ones.
- Do what is best for your health and the health of your loved ones. This year spend time with those in your own household. If you live alone, reach out to loved ones and friends online, on the phone or video chat. Be together apart. Social distancing doesn’t mean emotional distancing.
- Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be hard.
- When you talk with your friends and family about plans-it’s okay if you decide to stay home and remain apart from others. It’s okay if others decide they want to remain apart from you and other people.
- Doing what’s best for you includes eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep.
- Take care of your body and stay active to lessen fatigue, anxiety, and sadness.