Though there are dozens of types of viruses known as HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, four types are more important to know about than the other. Those four types are, together, responsible for over 70% of cases of cervical cancer and over 90% of genital warts. Our office offers Gardasil®, a convenient and safe vaccination that can help safeguard you against these four types of HPV, significantly decreasing (but not eliminating) your chance of contracting cervical cancer and genital warts. Because other risks for these conditions exist, regular cancer screenings and examinations are still recommended for women who have been vaccinated. For more information on Gardasil®, visit the Gardasil® homepage.