Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, thanks to Pap tests and the HPV vaccine. A new study says that a substantial increase in both screening and vaccination could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer worldwide within 50 years.
For years, the HPV vaccine has been recommended for children as young as 9, all the way up to adults age 26. Now the FDA has approved the vaccine for those ages 26 to 45.
Men and boys need the HPV vaccine too to protect them from human papillomavirus. Learn more.