HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is one of the leading sexually transmitted diseases in the world. The vast majority are ruled out thanks to the body's defense mechanisms. However, some types of HPV are responsible for 99% of cervical cancer. The screening test to detect the presence of both HPV and cancer cells is called the HPV-Smear test. The HPV-Smear test is performed to detect cervical cancer at an early stage or to detect lesions that may cause cancer. It is recommended to be done once in 5 years over the age of 30. It is a very simple process applied in the inspection environment. A speculum is inserted through the vaginal route and the cervix is visualized, a sample is taken with a soft swab brush and sent for pathological examination. By cellular examination, it is determined whether there are cancer or precancerous lesions that can cause cancer, whether there is HPV positivity, and if it is positive, which type of virus it is. Treatment planning is made according to the results obtained.
As with all vaccines, HPV vaccines create sensitivity and ensure that the virus is excluded when our body encounters HPV. The ideal time to do is adolescence (11-12 years old), but it can be done at any age over 9 years old. It is recommended to be administered in 2 or 3 doses according to the age group. It is administered as an intramuscular injection. Please contact for more information.