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A majority people with oral and throat cancer tested positive for DNA from high-risk HPV types in their saliva.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
The agency emphasizes new therapies, prevention strategies and diagnostic advice for gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections.
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
Multiple oral sex partners are also linked to oral cancers, but the answer isn’t abstinence—it’s the HPV vaccine.
The decrease is largely due to improved lung cancer treatment, but the impact of COVID-19 is not yet known.
A recent study analyzed immune responses to the HPV vaccine among HIV-positive youths 7 to 20 years old.
Compared with unvaccinated women, the risk among women vaccinated before age 17 dropped by almost 90%.
Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention
Oral STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex and human papillomavirus.
Cancer Health spoke with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer about gynecologic cancer education, prevention and eradication.
More widespread vaccination could reduce cervical, anal, oral and other cancers caused by human papillomavirus.
The New York Times’ women’s health advice columnist says the claim is not true, no matter what your mother says.
As Trump administration abortion restrictions force more clinics to close, mortality rates may get worse.
Experts have some suggestions about which people older than 26 might consider getting the three-shot series, but there is still uncertainty.
Widespread vaccination could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other HPV-related cancers.
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