Genital Warts and the Cervix Cancer
In Switzerland, about 229 women per year (mostly young) develop cancer of the cervix and 90 die from their disease.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer uterus. In most of these women, the infection causes no symptoms and then disappears or remains in the body without causing disorders.
Some types of viruses (there are about a hundred HPV kinds of the same family) cause warts (also called condyloma) on the genitals. Viruses are usually transmitted through sexual or other intimate contacts.
Types of viruses classified as high risk can lead to degeneration of cells of the uterine lining, which can trigger the development of cancer, sometimes years later.
Revolutionary cancer prevention
Malignant lesions of the cervix can be detected at an early period by a gynecologist. Early detection of these mucosal changes by gynecologists can save lives.
Since 2007, a new single preventive measure for cancer is available in Switzerland: it is an active vaccine against four HPV types. This vaccine protects against precancerous lesions of the cervix (cervical carcinoma) and also against genital warts.
This close-up shows you cancer cervix and genital warts in a thorough and understandable way. The focus is on the following topics: HIV transmission, diagnosis by the doctor, the treatment of papillomavirus infection and various preventive measures.
There are two sorts of vaccines that defend against human papillomavirus and the cervix cancer.