Protect Your Child From Cancer

The HPV vaccine prevents infection with HPV, which can lead to 6 types of cancer. But how common is HPV? Without vaccination, it is estimated that more than 8 out of 10 people will get HPV at some point in their lives1.  About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year2.

Most HPV infections go away on their own without any health problems. However, there is no way to know if an infection will lead to cancer. HPV has no treatment, but a vaccine can prevent it. HPV vaccination can help prevent 6 types of cancers. It helps protect boys from cancers of the throat, penis, and anus and girls from cancers of the cervix, throat, vagina, vulva later in life.

Every year, more than 35,000 men and women are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV3 in the U.S. HPV vaccination can help prevent more than 32,000 cases of cancer every year4.

 HPV vaccination can prevent more than 90% of HPV cancers when given at the recommended ages.

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team

Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.