THROWBACK: HPV and cervical cancer


Posted at Jul 31 2021 11:00 AM

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About 12 women die of cervical cancer every day, according to 2015 data cited by Dr. Laila Celino, head of the Health Promotions and Media Relations Unit of the Department of Health. In this episode of "Salamat Dok," Celino talks about human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection that can eventually lead to cervical cancer. Vaccines against HPV are given for free to girls aged 9 to 13. Screening for HPV is also offered at barangay health centers, she said.