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Hpv Cancer

By 2020, The Most Common HPV-Related Cancer Will Affect Men

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

While currently recommended for both boys and girls, the HPV vaccine was initially marketed -- and is still thought of -- as a way to protect young wo...

Should You Get Screened for Oral Cancer?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

About 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year with oral cancer, a form of head and neck cancer found inside the mouth, including on the tongue, floor of the mouth, and cheeks. Oral cancer can be deadly; historically, the cure rates for oral cancers diagnosed in advanced stages have been very low. That's why finding them early is so important.

No, The HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Women To Have Unsafe Sex

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women

For some opponents of the HPV vaccination, the line of thinking goes like this: Give young women a shot to protect them from certain strands of the m...

Studies Show Little Benefit from Too-Frequent Pap Tests: Women Should Discuss New Guidelines with Their Physicians

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

While annual Pap test screenings in the past 30 years have reduced the cervical cancer rate by 50 percent, it isn't the only way to detect cervical cancer. As it turns out, we only need to have one every three years.

The Best Way To Screen For Cervical Cancer Is Not A Pap Smear

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to scree...

New HPV Vaccine Is Even More Effective Against Cancer

AP | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an addit...

All Right, All Right, All Right!

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

When I watched Mr. McConaughey's Golden Globes acceptance speech and he said the film had been turned down 86 times before the financing came through, I couldn't help but think about the taboos that still exist today for other sexually transmitted diseases. Namely, HPV.

Farrah's Story Is Our Story

Alana Stewart | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Alana Stewart

For all of her influence on popular culture, and the remarkable performances she left behind, perhaps Farrah Fawcett's greatest legacy was her raw, intimate, honest portrait of a woman fighting for her life -- against cancer.

A-One, a-Two-hoo, a-HPV!

Zach Stafford | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Stafford

It seems that many would rather put youth at risk for cancer than face the fact that they may sometimes forego their Tootsie Pops for something a little less sugary. Only time will tell whether we will move toward making HPV vaccines more accessible to young people, including boys.

Fact Check: Michael Douglas On HPV And Throat Cancer

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living

A Michael Douglas interview in The Guardian caused waves when the publication reported that the "Behind the Candelabra" star revealed HPV, the human p...

Should Boys Be Given The HPV Vaccine?

Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices

It's been four years since the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine was approved for use in young men, and while subsequent studies show that HPV-relat...

INFOGRAPHIC: Can You Get Cancer From Oral Sex?

Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Cancer death rates continue to decline, the American Cancer Society's annual report showed earlier this week. But cancer caused by the human papilloma...

8 Common Myths About HPV, Busted

Posted 01.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Can you separate fact from fiction?

The HPV And Cancer Stats You Can't Afford To Ignore

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The scary truth is that many women don't know they have HPV. You may believe you aren't at risk anymore if you're married or in a monogamous relationship. This simply isn't true.

1 In 6 Cancers Around The World Caused By Infections: Study

Posted 05.11.2012 | Healthy Living

One in six cancer deaths around the world are caused by infections that could have been prevented or treated, according to a new study in the journal ...

HPV, Which Causes Cervical Cancer, Can Also Fuel Oral Cancer

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A prolonged sore throat once was considered a cancer worry mainly for smokers and drinkers. Today there's another risk: A sexually ...

Why The HPV Vaccine Isn't Sticking

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

While HPV is becoming as common as a cold, with at least 50 percent of sexually active men and women contracting HPV at some point in their lives, the HPV vaccine is barely catching on.

HPV Risk From Oral Sex Is Underestimated

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

There was also this disturbing notion that many teens think of oral sex as a low-risk sexual activity; they have a misguided notion that it has less of a risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.