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New guidelines assert that cervical cancer is best detected by a human papillomavirus test, but some groups disagree.
The American Cancer Society now calls for vaccination of girls and boys starting at age 9.
Women who are uninsured or can’t get regular medical care are more likely to miss out on lifesaving screening.
Human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts and various cancers, is preventable with a vaccine.
This makes a big difference in preventing the more than half a million new cervical cancer cases and over 300,000 deaths globally each year.
Or, how we know herpes doesn’t cause cervical cancer — and HPV does
A new study points to need for greater efforts to reduce racial disparities in cancer survival and increase access to health care.
Available vaccines offer protection against cervical, anal, oral, liver and stomach cancers.
Today, women between ages 30 and 65 can be offered an HPV test along with the Pap test, or an HPV test alone.
Oral STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex and human papillomavirus.
This finding may reflect higher rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HPV and hep B as well as lifestyle factors.
More widespread vaccination could reduce cervical, anal, oral and other cancers caused by human papillomavirus.
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.
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