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The tennis star’s HPV-related throat cancer could be related to her previous breast cancer, says Jessica McDermott, MD.
“This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” said tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who was treated for breast cancer in 2010.
Black and Latino men with HPV-associated throat cancer experience worse outcomes—including higher death rates—than white men.
A partnership to prevent human papillomavirus cancers maintained and even grew HPV vaccination rates for 9- to 13-year-olds.
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.
The antibody-drug conjugate Tivdak led to remission in 24% of cervical cancer patients.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
The agency emphasizes new therapies, prevention strategies and diagnostic advice for gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections.
Prolonged delays in cancer screening for low-income women during the pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities.
In a new initiative, the Grammy-winning artist advises Black women to protect their cervical health with annual Pap and HPV tests.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
However, other malignancies caused by human papillomavirus, including anal and oral cancers, are on the rise.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
A recent study analyzed immune responses to the HPV vaccine among HIV-positive youths 7 to 20 years old.
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