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Information about HPV, screening and self-sampling test
Did you know...
  • Every year approximately 15,000 Danish women are diagnosed with cell changes and every year 350 Danish women are diagnosed with cervical cancer – more than half are under the age of 50.
  • Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Almost every sexually active person has been infected with HPV at least once.
  • For most people the infection clears on its own, but for some the infection becomes chronic. Women with a chronic HPV infection have an increased risk of developing cell changes and cervical cancer.
  • HPV does not cause any symptoms. Therefore, it is important to be tested.
  • It is not possible to treat an HPV infection, but pre-stages to cervical cancer can be treated.
  • By attending screening regularly it is possible to detect cell changes early before they develop into cancer.
  • Regular screening decreases the risk of developing cervical cancer with up to 80%.
  • It is important to attend screening even if you are vaccinated against HPV because the vaccine does not cover all the HPV types that can cause cancer.
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