Banishing HPV-Related Cancers
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is more menacing than previously believed. In addition to causing 99 percent of cervical cancers, the virus is linked to some types of oral and other genital malignancies.
Docs Not Hot on HPV Vaccines
Let's call a spade a spade. Since it was first introduced, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been mired in controversy. For a different perspective of the topic, researchers asked doctors what they thought about these shots.
Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb Loses Cancer Battle
Robin Gibb , singer with the rock group the Bee Gees, has died after battling colon cancer, which had spread to his liver.
Young Women Not Going All the Way
Since 2006, the human papillomavirus ( HPV ) has been suggested for girls and young women to cut their risks of developing cervical cancer. Young men are also being urged to complete the 3-shot series.
Liver Cancer's Inheritance
The link between viruses that cause hepatitis and the development of cancer is believed to be why several areas in Asia have higher rates of liver cancer. New research indicates that may not be the full story.
HPV-Related Throat Cancers Fare Better
The human papilloma virus (HPV) has surpassed smoking, drinking and poor diet as the leading cause of oral cancers in this country. New research is showing that people with HPV oral cancers have a better outlook than those whose oral cancers are not caused by HPV. Findings from a review of a large Danish database suggest that people with HPV-positive oropharyngeal (throat) cancer who are light smokers can be treated with radiotherapy alone and don't need chemotherapy. These folks also had a better overall outcome than people with HPV-negative throat cancer. Talk to your doctor ...
Infections Cause 1 in 6 Cancers
Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with cancer after being infected with a virus, bacteria or parasite. That accounts for one in six cancers.
HPV Shot can Protect From Reinfection
HPV is among the most common sexually transmitted diseases and can lay groundwork for developing cervical cancer. But even women who have had HPV disease can benefit from the vaccine.
HPV Shot Protects Boys from Cancer Too
One of the easiest ways to prevent more than five different kinds of cancers is to get vaccinated for HPV - but doctors may not be vaccinating boys as frequently as they should be.
Arsenic and Organic-Laced Foods
While organic brown rice syrup may sound like a healthier alternative to high fructose corn syrup, the "organic" sweetener could lead to more inorganic arsenic - a carcinogen - in your body.