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A pilot program is assessing whether self-testing for the cancer-causing virus can reach women who otherwise might not get screened.
The Gardasil 9 vaccine protects against nine types of HPV.
Data between 2005 and 2019 reveal the decline in cervical screenings—and the most common reasons women listed for not receiving them.
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
A look back at some of the most important science and treatment news Cancer Health covered this year.
Early vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer by nearly 90%, but many young people remain unprotected.
Rates of oropharyngeal cancer, largely preventable by the HPV vaccine, are rising, especially in the Midwest and Southeast.
A majority people with oral and throat cancer tested positive for DNA from high-risk HPV types in their saliva.
The antibody-drug conjugate Tivdak led to remission in 24% of cervical cancer patients.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine protects against nine types of human papillomavirus, including those that cause cervical and anal cancer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
However, other malignancies caused by human papillomavirus, including anal and oral cancers, are on the rise.
While researchers try to figure out whether treating early anal tissue changes can prevent cancer, some are investigating treatments.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
Multiple oral sex partners are also linked to oral cancers, but the answer isn’t abstinence—it’s the HPV vaccine.
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