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View in Spanish: Vacuna contra el papilomavirus humano

Human papillomavirus vaccine (HYOO-mun PA-pih-LOH-muh-VY-rus 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 HPV vaccine.



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