Items Tagged ‘hpv’

February 20th, 2017

Nearly half of U.S. men actively infected with HPV, study finds HPV-linked cancers on the rise in men, but nearly 9 in 10 vaccine-eligible men are unvaccinated!

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By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service The most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. has a bit of a twist. It’s what’s known as a “subclinical infection” — those infected suffer no immediate consequences, but years later have vastly increased risks for at least six different types of cancer. That sleeper agent […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, hpv, News, oropharyngeal cancer, vaccine


July 23rd, 2014

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk

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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the near future. Specifically, the study found that negative HPV tests provided a more reliable assurance that women would not develop cervical cancer within […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, hpv, News, pap, screening, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer