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HPV triggers abnormal cell growth that can lead to cancers of the cervix, anus, vulva, vagina, penis, mouth and throat.
A look back at some of the most important science and treatment news Cancer Health covered this year.
Early vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer by nearly 90%, but many young people remain unprotected.
A majority people with oral and throat cancer tested positive for DNA from high-risk HPV types in their saliva.
However, other malignancies caused by human papillomavirus, including anal and oral cancers, are on the rise.
A recent study analyzed immune responses to the HPV vaccine among HIV-positive youths 7 to 20 years old.
The American Cancer Society now calls for vaccination of girls and boys starting at age 9.
Available vaccines offer protection against cervical, anal, oral, liver and stomach cancers.
More widespread vaccination could reduce cervical, anal, oral and other cancers caused by human papillomavirus.
The New York Times’ women’s health advice columnist says the claim is not true, no matter what your mother says.
The vaccine is safe and effective against cancer-causing strains of HPV, and yet anti-vaccination misinformation campaigns have taken hold.
Widespread vaccination could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other HPV-related cancers.
By talking about her cancer, she hopes to help destigmatize it.
Human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent cervical, anal and oral cancers.
Did you know there’s a preventive vaccine for the world’s most common STI?
New HPV vaccine protects against nine types of cancer-causing virus.
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