Doctor's Diary: Don't underestimate the danger of 'alternative' cancer therapies

Bogus cancer treatments that give false hope to patients are worse than misleading, they can be harmful too
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It is currently recognized that in addition to the major impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in females, HPV causes considerable disease in men at the genitals, anal canal, and oropharynx. Specifically, genital HPV infections may progress to genital warts and penile carcinoma. Although studies concerning the natural history of HPV infections and associated neoplasias have mainly focused on women, during the last 2 decades considerable attention has been given in further understanding these infections in men. The HIM (HPV infection in men) Study, the only prospective multicenter study of male HPV natural history,...
Source: Acta Cytologica - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Introduction: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can cause various disease states including genital or venereal warts, benign growths (papillomas), cancers, or more commonly, transient infections. Almost 100% of all cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV. HPV vaccination can reduce the risk of infection.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Basic Science 7 – Infectious diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The WHIM syndrome onsets early in life and should be suspected in patients with chronic neutropenia. WHIM patients need careful monitoring and timely intervention for complications, mainly lung disease and HPV-related malignancies. We suggest that immunoglobulin replacement therapy should be promptly considered to control the frequency of bacterial infections and prevent chronic lung damage. PMID: 30716504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract Source Type: research
We describe a man in his 50s with a twenty-year history of a skin-colored plaque on the right plantar foot; after enlargement and failure of wart treatment, a shave biopsy revealed an amelanotic melanoma. A subsequent wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy revealed melanoma in 4 lymph nodes and the patient underwent an abbreviated course of interferon-alpha therapy. The patient remained stable until 2 ? years after diagnosis, at which time he presented with in-transit metastases on the foot and right thigh; he has since been stable on nivolumab. This case represents the challenge of diagnosing amelanotic melano...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination prevents infection with the types of HPV responsible for the large majority of cervical and anal cancers and precancers, as well as genital warts. Compared to 2016 U.S. national HPV vaccination rates for 13-17 year olds, Indiana lags substantially in HPV vaccine initiation, ranking 46th for females and last for males. However, rates likely vary substantially across Indiana ’s 92 counties. The purpose of this study was to document variability across counties in missed opportunities to initiate HPV vaccination and to identify county-specific correlates of initiation rates among pr...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Research Poster Presentation I: Vaccines Source Type: research
We describe a man in his 50s with a twenty-year history of a skin-colored plaque on the right plantar foot; after enlargement and failure of wart treatment, a shave biopsy revealed an amelanotic melanoma. A subsequent wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy revealed melanoma in 4 lymph nodes and the patient underwent an abbreviated course of interferon-alpha therapy. The patient remained stable until 2 ? years after diagnosis, at which time he presented with in-transit metastases on the foot and right thigh; he has since been stable on nivolumab. This case represents the challenge of diagnosing amelanotic melano...
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research
ConclusionsExpectant management surveillance, with targeted treatment for symptomatic or abnormal lesions, is an effective strategy for the diagnosis of anal cancer in at-risk patient populations. In this study, most patients who developed anal cancer had no known risk factors. A screening strategy for the general population needs to be further delineated.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
The?Food and Drug Administration?approval of 9-valent HPV, an?HPV vaccine, to include people ages 27?45 ?is a ?game-changer in the strategy to protect the health of Americans," says?Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the?Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. The HPV vaccine protects against sexually transmitted infections that can cause cancer and genital warts. An estimated?79 million Americans [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Abstract Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is associated with the development of cervical cancer. The purpose of this report is to provide the literature evidences on selecting the HPV vaccine for national immunization program (NIP) in Korea. To complete these tasks, we reviewed domestic and foreign literature on the current status of HPV infection, efficacy and effectiveness of HPV vaccine, safety of vaccine and cost effectiveness analysis of vaccination business. Given that the median age of first sexual intercourse is continuing to fall, this may have ser...
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Human papillomavirus (HPV) cause common warts, laryngeal papilloma and genital condylomata and might lead to development of cervical cancer. Lactoferrin (LF) is a member of the transferrin family, which has antiviral activity against HPV-16. LF is an important player in the defense against pathogenic microorganisms and has also been shown to have activity against several viruses including herpesvirus, adenovirus, rotavirus and poliovirus. Bovine LF has been reported to be a more potent inhibitor of HPV entry in compare to human LF. The goal of the present study is to formulate, evaluate and optimize transfersomal vesicles ...
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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