There's simply no way of knowing what anti-vaxxer RFK, Jr. will say on any given day. One day, he's comparing vaccines to the Holocaust. The next, he's helping spread cervical cancer.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 13,000 cervical cancers will be diagnosed in 2018. Of those, more than 3,000 women will die. Cervical cancers stem from the Human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection. And it can be prevented with a cancer vaccine already in place. Yet, the rates of immunization among young adults are low.
When it comes to cancer, prevention is always preferred to diagnosis and treatment. Discuss HPV vaccination and your eligibility (as well as your kids' eligibility) with your doctor. A new study reveals poor vaccine rates and significant prevalence in males.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on a recent publishing push. It involves cancer prevention efforts, promotion of current statistics and encouragement of comprehensive plan implementations -- on all governmental, personal and public fronts.
The American College of Physicians has come out with a report that questions the value of current screening recommendations and protocols. The report, released yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, calls into question whether current screening practices exhibit high
Back in February, several prominent medical associations made a recommendation that the newly FDA approved HPV DNA test should replace pap smears or co-testing (pap smear and HPV assay) as the primary mechanism for detecting cervical cancer for all age groups.
Encouraging more boys to get the HPV vaccination could lead to greater protection at the same cost, study suggests
A new study from Duke University found that encouraging more boys to get the HPV vaccine might provide greater overall protection with a better cost-benefit profile. The study was published in the journal Epidemics.
Each year, about three million women in the United States will have an suspicious or abnormal pap test, according to the CDC. Following the abnormal results, women often undergo diagnostic testing a colposcopy or biopsy and if precancerous lesions are
HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection, can lead to several types of cancers, including cervical. About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and there are about 14 million new cases every year. The HPV vaccine protects against four major types of HPV, and can prevent most cases of cervical cancer (and likely other cancers as well, but those studies are only now underway), as well as genital warts.
In November - or as it is now more commonly being referred to Movember - millions of men commit to grow moustaches to raise awareness of men s health issues, such as