HPV vaccine

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.

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All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019
Your teen needs fewer vaccines than when they were younger, but there are still specific vaccines they’ll need between the ages of 11 and 18. Set your adolescents up for a healthy future by ensuring they get the recommended immunizations. Teen vaccine schedule By age 7, your [...]
By uclahealth • December 6, 2018
When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services [...]
By uclahealth • August 6, 2018
There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s genital tract. Knowing what they are and what symptoms they cause is critical for your health. “We want women to be aware of these diseases so they can advocate for themselves when they feel that something worrisome [...]
By uclahealth • July 27, 2018
Dear Doctor: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well? Dear Reader: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 13, 2018
Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 [...]
By Reggie Kumar • August 15, 2017
Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says
By Amy Albin • August 15, 2017
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States, is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine. It’s true that HPV causes most cervical cancers, but it’s also true that the vaccine is effective against other types of cancer in [...]
By uclahealth • January 18, 2017