According to experts from the Office of the Food and Drug Administration of the USA means (Food and Drug Administration - FDA), women can protect themselves from cervical cancer by screening for cervical cancer and vaccination against HPV.
According to them, vaccination against HPV could prevent about 90% of cases of cervical cancer, as well as protect against genital warts. The vaccine is approved for use in women and men aged 9 to 26 years.
Marion Gruber (Marion Gruber), director of the Office of Research and Analysis at the FDA vaccines, noted that women, including those who have made the vaccine against human papillomavirus, should continue to periodically Pap test, because it is crucial for cancer and precancerous cervical changes.
Cytological smear, or PAP test, - the method by which it is possible to determine precancerous or cancerous cells in the vagina and cervix. If smear revealed abnormalities may require additional tests, including biopsies of the cervix for the diagnosis of cervical cancer.
It should be noted that cervical cancer often does not cause pain or other symptoms, so the woman can for a long time do not even suspect during the malignant process in the body. This, in turn, indicates the importance of reducing the risk of this cancer pathology via vaccination and timely diagnosis. Because it is widely known that the earlier identified malignant process in the body, the more easily cope with it.