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In the United States, HPV still causes nearly 34,000 cases of cancer each year.
In this state, Black women die of this preventable cancer at nearly double the rate of white women.
Roger Pebody is a medical journalist and the managing editor of aidsmap.com. He lives in London with his husband, Jean-Michel.
Human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent cervical, anal and oral cancers.
Cancer world is full of ups and downs.
In particular, women have a higher risk of cervical cancer and men have a higher risk of anal cancer.
Many parents of adolescent girls have resisted the human papillomavirus vaccine for fear it will have negative behavioral consequences.
Vaccine has the potential to prevent 90 percent of HPV-related cancers.
FDA approved 22 new cancer therapies or indications between August 2017 and July 2018.
Only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys are receiving the recommended three doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine.
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
Help spread the word during January for National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the year.
Smoking, drinking and being overweight are the major modifiable risk factors.
Study finds that the Gardasil 9 shot reduces the risk of developing HPV-associated cervical and vulval cancers and vaginal diseases.
Risk reduction was most impressive among men, but greater vaccine coverage is needed for maximum impact.
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