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CPAA aiming for elimination of cervical cancer  in Indian women through:
  • Screening by HPV testing
  • HPV Vaccination

India contributes to 17% of the global burden of cervical cancer

The high incidence of 96,922 new cervical cancers diagnosed annually in Indian women contributes significantly to the global burden of cervical cancers. Cervical Cancers are caused by High Risk Human Papilloma Virus (HR-HPV) and 99.7% are positive for HR-HPV.

The good news is that Cervical Cancer is:

  • Preventable through HPV Vaccination and HPV screening leading to early detection
  • Highly curable with systematically organised cervical cancer screening

CPAA's Two-Step Program to eliminate cervical cancer in India is:
  1. Early Detection through Screening by HPV testing :

    CPAA provides international state-of-the-art Hybrid Capture 2 testing facility for high risk HPVs at the Mumbai Center. The test detects clinically relevant HR-HPVs indicating risk of cervical cancer in Indian women. Initiatives are taken from time to time to be able to provide free HPV tests for marginalised women for screening for cervical cancer. The cost per test is Rs 1,600 (INR).

    Cervical Cancer Symptoms:
    • Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after intercourse or after menopause
    • Persistent white, brown or blood stained, foul smelling vaginal discharge
    • Loss of appetite
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Involuntary loss of urine or fecal matter

    Donate for CPAA's Cervical Cancer Screening Program (Minimum amount: Rs. 1,600 - per screening test)

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    (Help us keep you updated of our projects with an email about your generous donation)


  2. HPV Vaccination: A safe, efficacious vaccine providing protection against cervical cancer
     

  3. Vaccination Details
    Age 9 -14 years 15 - 26 years 26 - 45 years
    Dosage 2 Doses
    (at 0 month & 6 months)
    3 Doses
    (at 0, 2 & 6 months)
    3 Doses
    (at 0, 2 & 6 months)
    Cost per dose Rs. 2,500 Rs. 2,500 Rs. 2,500

    About the HPV Vaccine:
    At any given time, about 6.6% of women in India have cervical HPV infection. HPV 16 and 18 account for 70% - 80% cervical cancer in India. HPV vaccines are available in India as Gardasil and Cervarix. These vaccines are prophylactic in nature and should be given before HPV infection.

    HPV Vaccine - protection against Cervical Cancer:

    • Proven efficacy and safety
    • 99-100% efficacy against relevant HPV types
    • Vaccine injections - intramuscular in the deltoid muscle in the upper arm or thigh muscle
    • No severe adverse side-effects
    • Vaccine doses administered: 2,50,000 women globally and 35,000 women in India
    • Contraindicated in Pregnant women
    • Approved by the Drug Controller of India

    CPAA has initiated several free HPV Vaccination Camps for girl students from marginalised socio-economic background in villages of Maharashtra in association with generous sponsors and in collaboration with Chief Minister's Health Mission Cell, Mantralaya, Maharashatra. Click to view a snapshot of some of the programs successfully organised by CPAA.

    Donate for CPAA's Cervical Cancer Vaccination Program
    (Minimum amount: Rs. 5,000 - per dosage for one girl-student)

    Donate Online | Other Donation options
    (Help us keep you updated of our projects with an email about your generous donation)

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