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Prevent Cervical Cancer with Vaccines

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women in the country. Every woman regardless of age and background risk of cervical cancer is caused by infection or reinfection virus Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types 16 and 18 which together represent 71 percent of the primary causes of cancer. In fact, this type of cancer could be prevented.

"We are concerned with high rates of cervical cancer incidence in Indonesia, particularly since this disease is a health burden, economic, and social development for women everywhere," said Chairman of the Division of Social Services Cancer Foundation Dr. Melissa S Luwia Indonesia in Jakarta.

Head of Extension and Education Cancer Foundation Indonesia dr Sumarjati Arjoso added, counseling about the dangers of cervical cancer and its prevention should be encouraged so that more women in Indonesia have the opportunity to receive information about early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. "The role of cervical cancer survivors to provide support and information will help lighten the load of cervical cancer patients," he said.

Professor of Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia and Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Gynecological Oncology (Hogi) Prof. Farid Aziz explained that cervical cancer is one cancer that can be prevented. However, more than 70 percent of patients come see her in an advanced stage so many causes of death because of late found and treated.