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Dr. Adeola Olaitan

Brief Outline: Dr. Adeola Olaitan is a consultant gynaecological oncologist at University College London Hospital. She specialises in the treatment of women with gynaecological cancer and has a particular interest in quality of life in young women after treatment for cancer. She is a fully trained general gynaecologist and also treats women with non-cancer related gynaecological problems.
Background: Dr. Adeola Olaitan is a consultant gynaecological oncologist at University College London Hospital.

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A doctor talks about the HPV vaccine, who is eligible for it, and its aims.

A doctor talks about the HPV vaccine, who is eligible for it, and its aims.

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This is a vaccination that protects young ladies against, there’s two strains, two common strains of the high risk Human Papilloma Virus. The HPV 16 and 18. It’s available on the NHS to girls aged between thirteen and eighteen. And I think it comes as three vaccinations. You get one at time zero, one two months later, and one six months later. And it’s been shown in tests to offer good protection.

Now it’s important to remember that it doesn’t protect against all the Human Papilloma Viruses, so these girls should still go and have screening when they get to the age where they’re eligible for screening. But I think it’s a good idea. And I think it’s ensuring good protection and, over time, should lead to a reduction in the rate of cervical cancer by the order of, people are quoting between 50 and 80%.
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