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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.
Multiple oral sex partners are also linked to oral cancers, but the answer isn’t abstinence—it’s the HPV vaccine.
The decrease is largely due to improved lung cancer treatment, but the impact of COVID-19 is not yet known.
COVID-19, FDA drug approvals and new approaches to treatment and quality of life stood out among this year’s top stories.
Compared with unvaccinated women, the risk among women vaccinated before age 17 dropped by almost 90%.
Most women don’t, which is one reason gynecological cancers are so deadly.
Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention
The American Cancer Society now calls for vaccination of girls and boys starting at age 9.
Most vaccines can be administered on a flexible timeline if the originally recommended timeline is missed.
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
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.
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