Yesterday, we noted that the HPV vaccine, one of the few methods we have to actually prevent cancer, was not being utilized as much as it should. Today we read that young adult women have a significantly reduced incidence of HPV-related cervical lesions.
Yet another study shows that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective in generating protection against cancer-causing strains of the virus. Since it's one of the very few vaccines against cancer, protecting against cancer of the cervix and other areas, why isn't it being utilized more often?
New research found that a single dose of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix) may offer a similar level of protection against the serotypes of HPV types 16 and 18, which cause 70 percent of cervical cancers as the current two and three dose schedules. The findings come from a new analysis of two large phase
The CDC has released its survey data on how many Americans are getting the recommended cancer screening test for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer. They believe too few are following their advice. We think the issue is more nuanced.
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.
In December, we wrote about the FDA approval of Gardasil 9, which prevents approximately 90 percent of cervical,
HPV-vaccineThe human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against several major types of HPV, a causative factor for cervical cancer and genital warts. Although the vaccine is safe and effective, vaccination rates among American girls and
Yesterday, Womenshealth.gov, the official website of the Office on Women s Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services published the story of Michelle Whitlock, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer a month
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Merck s Gardasil 9, which protects against five additional strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), along with the