A week dedicated to vaccination against papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of many types of cancer

In partnership with doctors, pharmacists and health professionals (particularly midwives) from Cher, the Primary Health Insurance Fund (CPAM) and the Center-Val de Loire Cancer Prevention Coordination Center, the du Cher dedicates this week (until Sunday 26 June) to the League Against Cancer .June) to prevent cancers associated with papillomavirus (HPV).

The most dangerous of these viruses are mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse. They are the cause of many types of cancer, such as B. cervical cancer in women, but also cancer of the anus and the entire ENT area (nose, throat and ears and in a broader sense head and neck).

A week to fight papillomavirus cancer in the Cher

“promote vaccination”

This prevention week, organized for several years, “intends to promote vaccination against HPV, a very effective way of reducing the risk of contracting these types of cancer,” explains Dr. Patrick Vincent, President of the League Against Cancer Cher.

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Vaccination (a simple injection that needs to be repeated once) is recommended for all young girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 14, with a possible catch-up shot by age 19. Part of the vaccination is covered by health insurance, the rest by complementary medicine. For families without mutual insurance, the Divisional Committee of the League Against Cancer offers coverage for the complementary health portion.

According to the League Against Cancer Divisional Committee, Cher has only 30% of young girls who have a full course of HPV vaccination by age 16. The aim of these annual awareness campaigns is to increase this share to 80% by 2030.

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Emmanuel Letreulle

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