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A majority people with oral and throat cancer tested positive for DNA from high-risk HPV types in their saliva.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
An extended period of exposure was linked to a higher risk of developing oral cancer.
Multiple oral sex partners are also linked to oral cancers, but the answer isn’t abstinence—it’s the HPV vaccine.
Those who experience high levels of pain are more likely to have their cancer metastasize to the neck’s lymph nodes.
The American Cancer Society now calls for vaccination of girls and boys starting at age 9.
This study adds to a growing body of research on immunotherapy given prior to surgery for patients with newly diagnosed, curable disease.
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.
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