There are two types of prevention, primary and secondary.
Primary prevention involves not letting HPV infect you. How can one ensure this?
Secondary prevention involves having routine check-ups to prevent, in time, any consequences of an infection and choosing a healthy lifestyle and diet to boost your immune system.
Secondary prevention is being successfully implemented against cervical cancer. Women are preventively tested using Pap tests and HPV tests, which help detect and treat premalignant lesions
All the above make clear the value of prevention. Over the next five chapters we will discuss in detail the various prevention methods.
It is interesting to note that, thanks to all the means available today, cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable, and we can prevent other cancers caused by HPV at rates higher than 90%..
|Primary Prevention||Secondary Prevention|
|(reducing the chances of infection)||(reducing the chances of infection)|
|Preventive vaccination||Pap test|
|Limiting the number of sexual partners||HPV test|
|Use of condoms||Colposcopy, Biopsy|
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