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CPAA is moving towards elimination of cervical cancer  in Indian women through:

Screening by HPV testing and HPV Vaccination

India contributes to 27% of the global burden of cervical cancer

  • With 1,22,844 new Cervical Cancer cases being diagnosed annually, it is the most common cancer in Indian women.

  • 99.7% of cervical cancers are caused by high risk human papilloma viruses (HR-HPVs)

  • Cervical cancer is a preventable and curable cancer


About HPV vaccines:

At any given time, about 6.6% of women in India have cervical HPV infection. While HPV strains 11 and 6 cause 90% of HPV-related genital warts, HPV 16 and 18 account for nearly 76.7% of cervical cancer in India. Warts are reported in 2–25% of sexually transmitted disease clinic attendees in India.

HPV vaccines are available in India as Gardasil, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix which protect against cervical cancer. These vaccines are prophylactic (protective) in nature. There is no protection in women infected with HPVs or diagnosed with Cervical Cancer.  

  • Prophylactic (protective) Vaccine that offers protection against Cervical Cancer.
  • Proven Efficacy and Safety.
  • 99-100% efficacy against relevant HPV types.
  • Vaccine injections - intramuscular in the deltoid muscle in the upper arm or thigh muscle.
  • No severe or adverse side-effects.
  • Contraindicated in Pregnant women.
  • Approved by the Drug Controller of India.
Appropriate age for vaccination
11 -14 years 15 - 26 years 26 years
Two Doses
(0 month & 6 months later)
3 Doses
(0, 2 & 6 months later)
3 Doses
(0, 2 & 6 months later)


Screening by HPV DNA PCR test has proven to be most effective. Knowledge of the signs and symptoms and early detection are vital. There are good chances of a high cure rate if detected early. Click to know more about CPAA HPV screening facility at CPAA.

Cervical Cancer: Symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after intercourse or after menopause
  • Persistent white, brown or blood stained, foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Involuntary loss of urine or fecal matter

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