Ana Maria Braga reveals cancer resulting from contamination by the HPV virus

Ana Maria Braga reveals cancer resulting from contamination by the HPV virus
Ana Maria Braga reveals cancer resulting from contamination by the HPV virus
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The presenter of the morning show “Mais Você”, Ana Maria Braga revealed in Fantástico this Sunday (31) that the second cancer he faced It was due to contamination with the HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus). “I didn’t have the slightest information [sobre o que era o vírus]”, he said in the interview.

She received the diagnosis in 2001 and, at the time, the HPV was little addressed by the general population. This scenario changed drastically when the Unified Health System (SUS) started to provide the vaccine against the virus, initially only to girls aged 9 to 14 and, later, also to boys in the same age group.

The vaccine was developed in 2006 and Ana Maria Braga stated that if he had had access to it before the diagnosis he would have chosen to take it. “Can you imagine someone with cancer saying ‘Wow, if I knew there was a vaccine I would be avoiding all this’. If I had known, I would have taken the vaccine”, he pointed out.

According to the presenter, when she discovered the cancer that affected the groin and anus, the disease was already very advanced. “By the time I managed to find out what I had, he was already ahead of schedule. And then I had a minimal chance of survival. So, it’s very scary,” she said. She also reported that the treatment was very painful and intense, but that she was cured.

Fault

HPV is a virus that, most of the time, is transmitted sexually – an aspect that can make infected patients, especially women, embarrassed. For Ana Maria, this guilt is not a feeling that people who receive the diagnosis should have.

“You don’t have to feel guilty about getting cancer. It’s not your fault. Because you are a sexually active woman. You are a mother, you cannot be a mother without being sexually active. I think sexuality has to be seen the way it is. It’s a natural thing, made from nature, otherwise we wouldn’t be here”, he points out.

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