GET SUPPORT

There are steps you can take to protect yourself against HPV and HPV-related cancers and diseases. Check out the platforms below to get yourself vaccinated or screened, or if you would like to speak to someone about HPV.

FIND A CLINIC

Find a clinic closest to you and set up an appointment to speak with your doctor about vaccination and screening for women.

NCSM HOTLINE

If you need counselling support or have questions about vaccination, you may call the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) Hotline number at 1-800-88-1000 from Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. or visit https://cancer.org.my/.

PROGRAM ROSE

(R-emoving O-bstacles to Cervical S-cr-E-ening)

If you would like to find out more about cervical self-screening or how to go about it, reach out to Program ROSE at 03-8408 2211 from Monday to Friday, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. or visit https://www.programrose.org/.

STARTING A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Your doctor or health care professional is one of your most important resources for information and guidance on HPV and HPV-related cancers and diseases. Below are some helpful questions you can take along to your next appointment to get the conversation started.

  1. What will HPV do to my body?
  2. Am I going to die if I get infected by HPV?
  3. How long does HPV stay in your system?
  4. I work long hours and get little sleep. Does this increase my chances of getting HPV and HPV-related cancers and diseases?
  5. Can I get HPV even if my partner and I have protected sex?
  6. If I am older than the recommended age for HPV vaccination, what can I do to prevent HPV infection?
  7. I have been sexually active for a number of years. Is it too late to get vaccinated?
  8. If I am in between vaccination doses, can I still get infected with HPV?
  9. What happens if I miss a dosage of the HPV vaccination?
  10. Can both men and women receive the vaccination?
  1. How common is HPV infection in men?
  2. How does HPV affect men?
  3. Does HPV cause cancer in men?
  4. What are the risk factors for men?
  5. Can HPV be transmitted orally?
  6. Can anal intercourse cause HPV infection?
  7. Can HPV infection in men be detected?
  8. Is it necessary for me to get the HPV vaccine if my partner has already been vaccinated?
  9. Do young boys need the HPV vaccine?
  1. How often should I go for a Pap smear?
  2. If I eat well, exercise and look after my health, do I still need to go for Pap smears or get the HPV vaccine?
  3. I haven’t dated anyone in a long time due to my busy work schedule. Do I still need to go for Pap smears?
  4. Are Pap smears still necessary if I have already received the HPV vaccine?
  5. What should I expect during and after a Pap smear test?
  6. Should I ever stop going for Pap smear tests?
  7. Do I still need to do Pap smears if I’m in menopause?
  1. Why should I take the HPV DNA test?
  2. Is the test still necessary if I have already received the HPV vaccine?
  3. How is the HPV DNA test different from Pap smears?
  4. What is the procedure like?
  5. How often should I go for a HPV DNA test?
  6. Is there an age limit for the HPV DNA test?
  1. Why should I get a Pap smear or HPV vaccination? I’ve been with the same partner for a long time.
  2. What is the recommended age to get my child vaccinated?
  3. If I have HPV, how can I prevent others from being infected?
  4. Am I eligible for HPV vaccinations? Until what age can I get vaccinated?
  1. Will my baby get infected if I’m an HPV carrier?
  2. I didn’t know I was pregnant when I received the first dose of the HPV vaccine. Will my baby be affected by it?
  3. When should I continue receiving the remaining two doses of the HPV vaccine, if I accidentally received my first dose during my pregnancy?
  4. Can I still go for the HPV vaccination while I’m breastfeeding my child?

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Take charge of your life and protect yourself against HPV and its related cancers and diseases today.

MY-GSL-00212 Oct/2020