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Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report

April 14, 2014

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A sharp drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program there, a new study shows.
The high-risk HPV types 16 and 18 [...]

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms

March 21, 2014

The first symptoms of throat and mouth cancer—also known as oropharyngeal cancer—may differ depending on whether the condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a small study suggests.

Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

March 4, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers more evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a powerful weapon in the fight against cervical cancer.
In a study that examined the vaccine’s effectiveness in a large population of Australian women, the University of Queensland researchers claim their finding [...]

Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study

February 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients with recurrent mouth and throat cancers are more likely to survive if the tumors are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and not smoking, according to new research.
“Until this study, we thought that once these cancers came back, patients did equally poorly regardless of whether their disease [...]

More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

February 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Just a few years after its introduction, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has reduced the risk of precancerous cervical lesions among young women in Denmark, a new study finds.
According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, infections with HPV “cause virtually all cervical cancers.” Two HPV vaccines, [...]

Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

February 11, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Girls given two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine instead of the recommended three doses appear to have some protection against genital warts, Swedish researchers report.
Whether two doses is enough to protect against cervical cancer, however, isn’t known and experts remain wary of partial [...]

More Girls AND Boys Should Get HPV Vaccine, says President’s Cancer Panel

February 10, 2014

Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), the President’s Cancer Panel reported Monday. One in four adults in the United States is infected with at least one type of HPV.

HPV Shot Doesn’t Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study

February 3, 2014

By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no evidence that getting the cervical cancer vaccine will encourage young girls to engage in sexual activity or give them a false sense of security about sex.
The study found that what a girl believes about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has [...]

HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It

January 27, 2014

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have a vital role in increasing the number of girls and young women who get a vaccine that helps protect them against cervical cancer, according to a new study.
Despite calls by experts for universal human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls aged 11 and 12, recent U.S. data [...]

Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study

January 14, 2014

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cervical cancer screening beyond age 50 saves lives and remains beneficial to women up to age 69, a new British study suggests.
Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that cervical cancer screening end at age 65.
In this new [...]


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