L. Zaratti, S. Senatore, E. Franco
Igiene e sanita pubblica
Cervical cancer is the second common cancer in women, caused by HPV infection in 99,7% of cases. Screening programs have strongly reduced the mortality. Anti-HPV vaccination against types 16 and 18, responsible for 70% of cases, could contribute to reduce the burden of disease. In Italy the mass immunisation strategy, planned for twelve years old girls, must be supported by correct information of both population and health care workers.