Learn more about HPV prevention through this informative seminar, moderated by Dr. Lloyd Darlow, Physician Practice Leader, with panelists Hannah Potts, MSN RN FNP-BC AOCNP, Cayuga Cancer Center and Dr. Jamie Loehr, Cayuga Family Medicine.
Why are HPV vaccines important?
HPV vaccines are vaccines that protect against infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV). HPV is a group of more than 200 related viruses, of which more than 40 are spread through direct sexual contact. Among these, two HPV types cause genital warts, and about a dozen HPV types can cause certain types of cancer—cervical, anal, oropharyngeal, penile, vulvar, and vaginal.
According to cancer.gov, the HPV vaccination is routinely recommended at age 11 or 12 years; vaccination can be started as early as age 9 years. HPV vaccination is recommended for all persons through age 26 years who were not adequately vaccinated earlier.