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ANVISA approved indication HPV vaccine for prevention of anal cancer

Vaccine, available only in private clinics, it was used to prevent cancer of the cervix and vaginal

 
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The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) approved the appointment of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) for the prevention of anal cancer. The application is recommended for both sexes, aged 9-26 years.

The vaccine, available only in private clinics health, it was also used to prevent cancer of the cervix, vagina and genital warts.

According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), there were 274 deaths from anal cancer in Brazil in 2010, 98 in men and 176 in women. The tumors appear in the channel and the outer edges of the anus. The canal of the anus is more common in women, and the edges in men. It is a disease considered rare and a high likelihood of cure when detected at an early stage. Represents 1% to 2% of all colon tumors and 2% to 4% of all cancers of the large bowel.

Intestinal disorders, blood in stool, pain, itching, unusual secretions are the most common signs. According to the Inca, that evaluate the rectum and anus (like rectal) are effective to identify the disease early. People over 50, smokers infected with HPV and sores in the anus are the most susceptible to this type of cancer. According to the Inca, anal tumors are related to sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Anal cancer    HPV vaccine    HPV    Human papillomavirus    National Health Surveillance Agency    Anvisa   
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