Met A Medic | Dispelling HPV myths: Both men and women should get vaccinated
Cancer is the number one cause of death in Hong Kong, and cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. According to the statistics of the Hospital Authority, 520 women in HK suffered from cervical cancer in 2019. Delayed treatment might be dangerous: the survival rate for a stage-4 cervical cancer is only 16%.
Since most cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), it is important to get vaccinated against HPV as early as possible to prevent the disease from occurring. What are the types of HPV? Who are the high-risk groups for HPV infection and how often should HPV testing be done? Do men need HPV vaccination? Watch the video now to find the answers.
(Project Director&Video Editor: HAO LI)