HPV: Helping Instead of Hurting
Nobody wants to have the HPV virus. It’s been linked to a number of different cancers, including those of the cervix and head and neck. Strangely, though, it may benefit a group of cancer patients.
Fewer Teens Vaccinated for HPV
Vaccines are important for babies, but teens should stay up to date on their vaccines as well. This is especially true for the tetanus, pertussis, meningitis and HPV vaccines.
HIV Positive? Check for Skin Cancer
If you have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), you may have a higher risk of certain types of skin cancer. With any type of skin cancer, early detection and treatment is the key.
HPV Vaccination Coverage Too Low
It’s hard to believe there are two vaccines out there approved to prevent HPV-related cancers. The trick is getting all three doses within six months to make them effective.
New Vaccine Recommendation for Adults
Adults with certain immune system conditions often require different recommendations for the vaccines they can and should receive. A new vaccine has been added to these recommendations.
We’re Winning the War Against Cancer - Aren’t We?
Medicine and patients are winning the ultimate war against cancer. More people than ever are living beyond cancer. The winning trend, which began in the early 1990s , is still in effect, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
HPV, Vaccination & Cancer Rates
Prevention of HPV is now easier than ever, with two vaccines for adolescents and young adults. A simple, cost-effective pap smear test can detect early stages of HPV-related cancer too.
Liver Cancer Going Viral
It’s hard to treat something you don’t understand. A recent study has expanded our understanding of how liver cancer starts. This information might lead to new drugs to treat this bad actor.
HPV Just Won't Go Away
Teenage girls have been targets of HPV campaigns over the last several years. But older women should be the focus as well, especially as repeat cases pop up in those already infected.
Cancer's Tipping Point Of No Return
Hepatitis B infection is serious business. The virus attacks and damages the liver which, over time, can lead to liver cancer.