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View in Spanish: Vacuna contra el VPH

HPV vaccine ( vak-SEEN)
A vaccine used to prevent genital warts, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is also used to prevent lesions that are caused by those viruses and that can lead to cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer. Also called human papillomavirus vaccine.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.