What A Gynaecologist Wants You To Know About HPV And Preventing Cervical Cancer

Did you know? According to the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), 80 per cent of all adults will be affected by the human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. It’s so common, that you’re apparently more likely to get HPV than you are to lose a mobile phone. 

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In fact, 99 per cent of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV. And yet, cervical cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women aged 15 to 44 years, despite being super preventable. We speak with Dr Chia Yin Nin, gynecology oncologist at Gleneagles Hospital, who debunks five common myths associated with HPV, and how women (and men) should protect themselves from it: