Get vaccinated and protect yourself
Every year, over 2,000 women in Spain are diagnosed with uterine cancer. Dexeus Mujer therefore contributes to its prevention with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, whose efficacy has been proven for over 8 years.
Given that HPV is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer, by protecting against viral infection, the vaccine also provides protection against its long-term consequences.
Our clinic offers uses the nonavalent vaccine, which protects against nearly 90% of serotypes or strains of HPV known to promote the development of cervical cancer and preinvasive lesions. Thus, the protection afforded by the nonavalent vaccine is superior to that of the bivalent and tetravalent vaccines, which cover up to 70% of serotypes of HPV.
Who is it for?
Right now, the only way to prevent the development of cervical cancer is the HPV vaccine.
Vaccination is recommended in:
- Boys and girls aged 9 to 15 (included in the Vaccination Plan of the Ministry of Health for girls aged 12).
- Girls aged 16 to 26 years, preferably before the start of sexual relations.
- Women aged 27 to 45.
The HPV vaccine is given in three doses which must be administered over a one-year period, allowing:
- Two months between the first and second doses.
- Four months between the second and third doses.
- In children up to the age of 14 years, it can also be given in two doses (leaving an interval of six months between the first and second dose).
Bear in mind that regular gynaecological check-ups and healthy sex habits are essential to maximise the protective efficacy of the vaccine.
If the vaccination regimen was started with the bivalent or tetravalent vaccine, consult our professionals.
Cancer and HPV
Unlike other types of cancer, cervical cancer is not hereditary and in most cases the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) is detected. It is a very common virus that is easily transmitted sexually and does not usually have symptoms. There are more than 100 types of HPV and generally in 90% of cases the virus disappears spontaneously, but some cause most cervical cancers.
How is HPV transmitted?
Basically, it is transmitted by genital contact (both in full sexual intercourse and otherwise), and both men and women can be carriers without knowing it.
There are also certain risk habits and factors that are important to consider, such as smoking, having sexual relations at a young age, not using adequate protection, not having proper gynaecological check-ups, etc.
How is HPV detected?
Through a cervical screening test, we can detect changes in the cells of the cervix (neck of uterus). This is why it is essential to attend your annual check-ups since they are the best way to prevent problems.
Why choose us
Our clinic is a national centre of excellence with over 80 years of experience. We are pioneers in prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the field of women's health.
We have an Oncological Risk Unit which carries out a task of prevention and detection of cancer, something fundamental in its treatment.
We arrange visits and tests on the same day to cut down on travel and save time for our patients.
Our own medical protocols ensure a quick response to the detection of any condition and the performance of a personalised assessment and diagnosis by an expert committee.
We have a Gynaecological Diagnostics Unit with specialists who work exclusively in image diagnosis.
We work the most advanced technology available, such as the latest low-radiation digital breast scanners.
We carry out gynaecological examinations for over 50,000 women every year.
Our facilities allow us to meet all your safety requirements and to provide an integrated circuit in which diagnoses, treatments, consultations and interventions are centralised. You will be in the best hands, in a first-rate hospital environment with a 24-hour emergency department.