Every minute in the world, a woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer; and every second, one is diagnosed with genital warts. Cervical cancer is mainly caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
For female, HPV 6, 11 can cause up to 90% of genital warts and plays a role in intraepithelial neoplasia, the potentially premalignant transformation and abnormal growth of squamous cells on the surface of the cervix, vulva and vagina.
HPV in male causes genital warts.
There are two HPV vaccines available in Hong Kong. One is Quadrivalent HPV vaccine and another is Bivalent HPV vaccine. HK MEDSPA provides the Quadrivalent HPV, the vaccine approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Union (EU), and Hong Kong Department of Health (HKDH). It covers 4 HPV types (6, 11, 16, 18) and helps protect against 4 HPV-related diseases:
- Cervical Cancer.
- Vaginal cancer.
- Vulvar cancer.
- Genital Warts.
- External genital lesions include external genital warts and penile cancer for male.