Tag Archive | "Cervarix"

HPV vaccine might shield women against throat cancer

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Source: healthfinder.gov Author: staff Young women who are vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) not only protect themselves from cervical cancer, but from throat cancer as well, a new study suggests. Many of the increasing number of throat cancers, seen mostly in developed countries, are caused by HPV infection and the HPV vaccine might prevent […]

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HPV Vaccine Found to Help with Cancers of Throat

Friday, July 19, 2013

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Source: NY Times By: Donald G. McNeil Jr. A vaccine that protects women against cervical cancer also appears to protect them against throat cancers caused by oral sex, and presumably would protect men as well, according to a study released Thursday. Rates of this throat cancer have soared in the past 30 years, particularly among […]

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Celebrity confession linking sex to oral cancer raises local awareness

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Source: www.vancouversun.com Author: Pamela Fayerman Michael Douglas is credited for raising awareness about the links between oral sex and oral cancer, but experts worry his disclosure could cause public panic and stigmatize the disease to the point of bringing shame to those afflicted. Or worse, prevent patients with symptoms from getting examined promptly. Miriam Rosin, […]

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Oral cancer sneaks up

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Source: well.blogs.nytimes.com Author: Donald G. McNeail Jr. and Anahad O’Connor The actor Michael Douglas has done for throat cancer what Rock Hudson did for AIDS and Angelina Jolie did for prophylactic mastectomy. By asserting last week that his cancer was caused by a virus transmitted during oral sex, Mr. Douglas pushed the disease onto the […]

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Fact check: Michael Douglas on HPV and throat cancer

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Meredith Melnick A Michael Douglas interview in The Guardian caused waves when the publication reported that the “Behind the Candelabra” star revealed HPV, the human papilloma virus, to be the cause of his stage-4 throat cancer diagnosis in 2010. “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, […]

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Dose of reality: HPV is epidemic, which is odd since it is largely preventable

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Source: www.sciencenews.org Author: Nathan Seppa There are two vaccines that guard against human papilloma­virus, and they are in rare company among medical inventions — the vaccines prevent cancer. Only the hepatitis B vaccine can make the same claim. Cancer-causing HPV can trigger abnormal cell growth on the cervix, and cervical cancer still kills up to […]

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Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?

Monday, January 28, 2013

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You don’t have to be a virgin to be protected against cancer. By Jake Blumgart|Posted Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 1:22 PM ET Source: Slate A doctor gives a 13-year-old girl an HPV vaccination Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. The human papillomavirus has the dubious distinction of being the sexually transmitted disease you are most […]

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High HPV Immunization Rates Achieved With PATH Initiative

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Source: Medscape.com August 30, 2012 (Montreal, Quebec) — Exceptionally high immunization rates against human papillomavirus (HPV) have been achieved in target-aged girls in India, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam as a result of a PATH initiative, researchers told delegates here at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress 2012. Vivien Tsu, PhD, MPH, director […]

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Oral sex may cause more oral cancer than smoking in men, researchers say

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Source: www.bloomberg.com Author: Robert Langreth A virus spread by oral sex may cause more cases of throat cancer in men than smoking, a finding that spurred calls for a new large-scale test of a drug used against the infection. Researchers examined 271 throat-tumor samples collected over 20 years ending in 2004 and found that the percentage […]

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HPV Cancer Hits 8,000 Men, 18,000 Women a Year

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Source: WebMD.com HPV cancer isn’t just a female problem, new CDC figures show. Although HPV causes 18,000 cancers in women each year, it also causes 8,000 cancers in men, the CDC calculates. To get the figures, CDC researchers analyzed data collected from 2004 to 2008 in two large cancer registries. HPV, human papillomavirus, is the […]

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