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Study suggests immune-based cancer therapies might be particularly beneficial for HIV-positive people.
The New York Times’ women’s health advice columnist says the claim is not true, no matter what your mother says.
Abnormal anal screening results are common, but they often do not to lead to invasive cancer.
This malignancy, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), can be prevented with a vaccine.
The vaccine is safe and effective against cancer-causing strains of HPV, and yet anti-vaccination misinformation campaigns have taken hold.
Men who have sex with men are at higher risk for the disease, which is driven by human papillomavirus.
Bloody stools can be a sign of cancer, but not always.
Having both chlamydia and high-risk HPV16 dramatically increases the risk of anal precancer.
Although the HPV vaccination rate increased slightly last year, around half of adolescents remain unprotected.
Widespread vaccination could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other HPV-related cancers.
People living with HIV are also facing cancer as they age.
The Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy at the National Cancer Institute coordinates cancer and HIV research.
The CDC analyzed data from before and after the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus.
By talking about her cancer, she hopes to help destigmatize it.
HIV-positive individuals are also diagnosed with cancer at later stages than those without the virus.
Only a small percentage of people who inject drugs and those with sexual risk factors received the cancer-preventing vaccine.
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