Second Opinion: HPV Vaccine/Cervical Cancer

Second Opinion: HPV Vaccine/Cervical Cancer

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:30pm

 

 

Credit: WXXI

Cervical cancer is caused by several types of a virus called human papillomaviruses (HPV). The virus spreads through sexual contact. Most women's bodies are able to fight HPV infection. But sometimes the virus leads to cancer. You are at higher risk if you smoke, have many children, use birth control pills for a long time, or have HIV infection. Second Opinion: HPV Vaccine/Cervical Cancer airs Thursday, March 19 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.

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