The Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy Unit (AEPCC) aims to prevent cervical cancer, a disease that affects more than 2000 women each year in Spain.
This type of cancer is caused by a persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a sexually transmitted agent.
In order to detect this virus in the genital tract and study damages caused by it, we must follow the recommendations issued by a group of experts from the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) in the “Oncoguías SEGO” for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer. They indicate the importance of cytologies and determinations of the HPV depending on age and sexual habits.
Vaccination against HPV has been shown to be effective against those that cause more than 70% of cervical cancers.