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Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds
High-risk strains of the virus — a cause of cervical and vaginal cancers, and cancer of the penis — infect 25.1 percent of men and 20.4 percent of women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Medicine and Health National Center for Health Statistics Source Type: news

Suffering with an embarrassing itch? It could be a symptom of THIS cancer
VAGINAL cancer is a rare type of cancer, only affecting an average of 250 women in the UK every year. However, many women have never heard of the condition and experts claim even fewer know the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent HPV infection raises risk of anal and genital cancers
(American Association for Cancer Research) Women with a history of severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a precancerous condition of the cervix that arises from infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), had a long-term increased risk of developing anal, vulvar, and vaginal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Duke cancer care in Wake County
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Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 Source Type: news

Male HPV vaccination scheme launch
Wales is to provide the HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine) to men who have sex with men, it has been announced. The introduction of a targeted vaccination programme for men aged 16 to 45 follows sustained campaigning by the BMA for the vaccine to be given to all UK MSM (men who have sex with men), and all adolescent boys. BMA Wales GPs committee deputy chair David Bailey said: ‘It is important to offer the HPV vaccine to gay men, and hopefully to all young men. 'Again, the Welsh Government seems to be listening to the things that we would like to see to promote public health in Wales, so well done to it.' HPV is a ri...
Source: BMA News - March 3, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Centers Urge More People to Get the HPV Vaccine
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society is supporting a call-to-action from dozens of National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers across the US urging action to increase vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccines protect against high-risk types of the virus that cause most cervical cancers. The virus is also linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat. Despite this, vaccination rates across the US remain low. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 40% of girls and 21% of boys in the US have received all 3 doses of the vaccine. The CDC recomme...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cervical Cancer Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Anal Cancer Vulvar Cancer Vaginal Cancer Source Type: news

By 2020, The Most Common HPV-Related Cancer Will Affect Men
While currently recommended for both boys and girls, the HPV vaccine was initially marketed -- and is still thought of -- as a way to protect young women and girls from cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Boys, it's been commonly thought, should be vaccinated primarily to benefit herd immunity and any future female partners. But a new analysis from researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada, points out that boys who get the vaccine receive important protection as well, not only against genital warts, but against HPV strains that cause oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer. "We believe t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New HPV vaccine may protect against 90% of cervical cancers
Conclusion This double-blind randomised trial has shown that the new HPV vaccine provides increased protection from additional strains of HPV that cause cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers. Strengths of the study include: Blinding of the pathologists to the vaccine type, and blinding of the participants (they didn't know which vaccine they had been given), which reduces any bias – a double-blind randomised controlled trial is considered the gold standard of how best to assess a treatment or intervention. The large number of women included in the study, with diverse ethnic backgrounds, makes it likely that the...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

5 Things Your Gynecologist Can Tell From A Basic Exam
Wondering if you should make an appointment? Those 20 minutes could reveal more about your health than you realize. By Corrie Pikul Only 17 percent of women see their gynecologist for an annual exam. And while the American College of Physicians recently said that healthy-seeming women don’t really need a pelvic exam, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, along with many doctors, still believes in the value of a full workup. We asked Lauren Streicher, MD, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school, to give us some great reasons wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Cancer
Title: Vaginal CancerCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/18/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 19, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervix treatment 'increases risk' of cervical and vaginal cancer
Cervical and vaginal cancer is a big risk to women previously treated for abnormal cells on the cervix, according to a study. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cervix treatment link to increased risk of cervical and vaginal cancer
Cervical and vaginal cancer is a big risk to women previously treated for abnormal cells on the cervix, according to a study. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 15, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women with High-Grade Cervical Precancers at Increased Cancer Risk Later in Life (FREE)
By Kelly Young Women previously diagnosed with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) have increased risk for cervical or vaginal cancer as they age, according to a BMJ study. Using data from Swedish registries, researchers identified … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 15, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abnormal cervix cells linked to risk of getting cancer later in life
This study highlights how important it is to keep an eye on women who've had abnormal cells in their cervix. In the UK, these women have follow-up screening tests and tests for the HPV infections that cause cervical cancer, to reduce the risk of the abnormal cells coming back."Robert Music, chief executive of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, said the study highlighted a need to look at the follow-up treatment of women with CIN3.Meanwhile, women over 50 are being urged to have regular smear tests after separate research studies by Cancer Research UK indicated that those who did not attend were six times more likely to devel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: The Guardian Cervical cancer News Health Medical research Society Women UK news Source Type: news

HPV vaccine could be offered to boys
"HPV vaccine could be given to boys as well as girls in UK," The Guardian reports. It goes on to say that, "Government advisers are to consider whether the HPV vaccine, routinely offered to girls at the ages of 12 and 13 since 2008 to help protect them against cervical cancer, should also be offered to boys and some men". The news appears to be based on draft minutes from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The JCVI advises the government on how vaccinations may reduce health problems – and considers the evidence on factors such as the prevalence of diseases,...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication QA articles Cancer Source Type: news

Michael Douglas, oral sex and throat cancer
The actor Michael Douglas discussed his recent throat cancer treatment in an interview with The Guardian this weekend, and revealed that he blamed oral sex for his condition.  When asked by the newspaper if his throat cancer was caused by his many years of heavy drinking and smoking he was quoted as saying: "No, because without wanting to get too specific this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus." Could he be right? Here are some facts about HPV, oral sex and cancer risk. What is HPV? The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Source Type: news

Charity calls for boys to get HPV jab
This article was written by Hartwig et al. of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, which is a company specialising in vaccines. (This potential conflict of interest was stated clearly in the article.) The study aimed to look into the burden of HPV-related disease in men in Europe, including genital warts and cancers of the anus, penis and head and neck cancers. The researchers used Eurostat population data, cancer incidence rates published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and prevalence estimates of HPV viruses 6, 11, 16 and 18. This modelling study reported that, every year, 72,694 new cancer cases develop in European...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Source Type: news

4 Sisters Who Had Breast Cancer Sue Drug Maker, Blaming Mother’s Medication
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Watch Listen Breast Cancer DES Diethylstilbestrol Eli Lilly Melnick sisters Source Type: news