Maintaining good oral hygiene and health can prevent human papilloma virus infection and HPV related cancers, that’s the finding of study in Cancer Prevention Research.
The results revealed that since the HPV vaccine was introduced, cases of the disease decreased by 56 percent among females between the ages of 14 and 19.
Now, there is a report from a cancer conference in Chicago that there is a test to detect cervical cancer that’s inexpensive.
A professor at Temple University’s medical school suspects the virus is transmitted from mother to baby during development, and if a medical treatment is found for cervical cancer, that treatment could be used to treat this type of epilepsy.
According to the CDC, one in four teens between the ages of 14 and 19 has been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Now the statistics are startling, but it’s an important message that needed to get out.
New recommendations say most women don’t need yearly cervical cancer screenings. But a national doctors group is reminding physicians and their patients that a yearly visit is still essential. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is On Your Side with more.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
The Government Task Force says yearly pap tests are not necessary for most women. The new recommendation says a screening every three years could be extended to five years by adding an HPV screening, but this isn’t a one size fits all recommendation.
Sixteen million Americans—or seven percent—have oral human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cancer.
A newly released report from the University of Texas links HPV and heart disease.
The HPV vaccine, which guards against cervical cancer, is safe according to federal health officials and leading scientists. A point that the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Caplan is trying to underscore with his challenge to Michele Bachmann.
“I said, ‘look, I’ll pay you $10,000 if you deliver that person who you say was made retarded by the vaccine, and I’ll give it to the charity of your choice,’” Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said.
Doctors are seeing an alarming trend: an increase in throat cancer in patients normally not at risk.
After three years, the researchers found the vaccine reduced HPV infection by as much as 90-percent in those who were HPV negative at the start of the testing.