Information about GARDASIL 9

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GARDASIL 9 helps protect individuals ages 9 to 45 against the following diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, and anal cancer and genital warts in both males and females. GARDASIL 9 may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL 9 does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for girls to get routine cervical cancer screenings later in life. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots. For persons 9 through... GARDASIL 9 helps protect individuals ages 9 to 45 against the following diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in...


The Facts About HPVThe Facts About HPV

HPV-RELATED CANCERS AND DISEASES

HPV can lead to certain cancers and diseases later in life.

The facts about HPV

For most HPV clears on its own. But, for others it can cause certain HPV-related cancers and diseases.

Certain types of HPV can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in females, and anal cancer in both males and females. Other types can cause genital warts in both males and females.

9 types of HPV

7 types

9 Types of HPV
Can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in females
9 Types of HPV
Can cause anal cancer in both males and females

2 types

9 Types of HPV
Can cause genital warts in both males and females

Not all cases of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancer are caused by HPV.

HPV and cervical cancer

7 Types of HPV Are Responsible for About 80% of Cervical Cancer Cases

7 types of HPV can lead to certain cervical cancers

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.

When a woman is infected with these types of HPV and the virus doesnʼt go away on its own, abnormal cells can develop in the cervix. If these abnormal cells are not found early through routine cervical cancer screening and treated, then cervical cancer can develop over time.

Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer is not thought to be passed down through family genes.

7 Types of HPV Are Responsible for About 80% of Cervical Cancer Cases

Many women with cervical cancer were likely exposed to cancer-causing HPV types in their teens and early 20s. In fact, 50% of new HPV infections occur in 15- to 24-year-olds.

HPV and certain other cancers

Both males and females can get HPV-related anal cancer

Anal cancer affects both males and females. Anal cancer rates have been increasing among Americans.

Belief: HPV only affects women

FACT:

Certain HPV types can lead to anal cancer, and other types can lead to genital warts in BOTH males and females.

HPV can also lead to vaginal and vulvar cancer

There are several types of vaginal cancer. Most of the cancers are found in the upper area of the vagina near the cervix.

Not all cases of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancer are caused by HPV.

HPV and genital warts

Genital warts — most caused by 2 types of HPV

Approximately 3 out of 4 people will get genital warts after having any kind of genital contact with someone who has genital warts.

Treatment of genital warts can be painful (for example, freezing or applying medicine to the warts). And the treatment doesn’t cure the HPV infection that caused the warts. That means that, even after treatment, genital warts can come back. Approximately 25% of cases return within 3 months.

How Many People Get Genital Warts?

 

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Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL 9 was not studied in women who knew they were pregnant.

The side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where your child got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and dizziness.