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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.
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.
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.
The vaccine is safe and effective against cancer-causing strains of HPV, and yet anti-vaccination misinformation campaigns have taken hold.
The study’s findings “add to accumulating evidence that HPV vaccination prevents oral infection with HPV.”
The guitarist used to hold metal picks in his mouth at shows, which he says put him at risk.
Although the HPV vaccination rate increased slightly last year, around half of adolescents remain unprotected.
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