HPV Vaccine Can Prevent More Than One Cancer Risk

<p innerhtml="BORNEONEWS, Jakarta – Chairman of the Indonesian Gynecological Oncology Association (HOGI), Andrijono said the vaccinehuman papillomavirus(HPV) can prevent more than one cancer in humans.”>BORNEONEWS, Jakarta – Chairman of the Indonesian Gynecological Oncology Association (HOGI), Andrijono said the vaccine human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent more than one cancer in humans.

“Injections of the HPV vaccine can prevent several cancers, not just cervical. This is very beneficial,” said Andrijono while attending a Hearing Meeting with Commission IX which was attended by the Indonesian House of Representatives’ YouTube in Jakarta, Monday.

Andrijono said the HPV vaccine, apart from preventing cervical cancer, could also prevent vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, oral cancer, and anal cancer.

He said HOGI had been fighting for 12 years to include HPV vaccination in the national vaccination program. Because, until now there are 64 countries in the world that have included the HPV vaccine in the national vaccination program.

“Now in Indonesia, the HPV program has been running. Hopefully in a short time we will see that we are in a country that carries out national vaccinations,” he said.

Based on the HOGI research through screening of 1,000 women in Indonesia, said Andrijono, one of them was confirmed to have cervical cancer. “If in Indonesia there are 60 million women at high risk, the data is actually around 60 thousand people,” he said.

According to Andrijono, until now there are still 85 percent of women with advanced stages of cervical cancer.

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