What Is The Test Used To Diagnose Cervical Cancer?

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Almost all cervical cancer is caused by infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). In June 2006, the FDA approved a vaccine against human papillomavirus for use in women. The currently available vaccine (several pharmaceutical companies are developing a version) targets HPV strains 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts - as well as the major cervical cancer–causing strains, 16 and 18. Given as a set of three shots over six months, the vaccine will protect against only...

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