Today, Women’s Care Florida celebrates the fact that the outlook for preventing one of the worlds top female cancer killers is better than it has ever been and is proud to play a role in the world wide effort to prevent the disease. Cervical cancer kills one woman in the world every two minutes. The good news is that there is now a way to stop cervical cancer before it starts with a vaccination against the virus which causes the cancer.
Each of the Women's Care Florida practice sites offers the vaccination Gardasil
manufactured by Merck and will soon be offering the new vaccine Cervarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline when available.
Below is a summary of the facts pertaining to HPV infection, cervical cancer, and the vaccine. Ask your health care provider if the vaccine may be appropriate for you or a loved one.