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Samitivej Hospital: Understanding HPV and the Importance of Vaccination

Samitivej Hospital: Understanding HPV and the Importance of VaccinationSamitivej Hospital: Understanding HPV and the Importance of Vaccination

Samitivej Hospital, our corporate member, highlights the importance of understanding HPV and the benefits of vaccination.

What is HPV?

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common factor behind the onset of several forms of cancer, such as cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, anal cancer, Genital wards and oropharyngeal cancer.

Women aged 9-26 should consider getting the HPV vaccine to lower the risk of cervical cancer.

The HPV vaccine is recommended for women between the ages of 9 and 26. This vaccine has been shown to reduce the likelihood of cervical cancer by as much as 90%, and research suggests that its protection against HPV can last for at least 10 years.

If I am over 26 years old, can I still receive the HPV vaccine?

For adults aged 27-45 who have not previously been vaccinated against cervical cancer, it is advisable to consult a doctor to determine whether the HPV vaccine is appropriate for you and to undergo cervical cancer screening.

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About Samitivej Hospital

Samitivej Hospitals, part of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), are a leading group of private hospitals serving both Thailand and the ASEAN region. Samitivej’s first hospital was founded in June 1979. Samitivej’s main office is located at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Sukhumvit Soi 49, Bangkok. Samitivej Hospital has a long history of excellent care and innovation. In 1999, Samitivej became the first hospital in Thailand to be awarded the prestigious recognition as a Mother-and-Baby Friendly Hospital by the WHO and UNICEF. Further recognitions include Thailand’s Prime Minister Award for the Most Recognised Service in 2004 and hospital accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI). Samitivej was also the first hospital outside of Japan to be accredited with the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHC) award. Samitivej Hospital was named the best hospital in Asia for medical tourists by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA), ranking among the world’s top 10 hospitals for medical travelers.

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