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HPV Vaccine: Top 4 FAQs Answered

… vaccinations. One vaccine we recommend – but often results in a lot of questions – is the HPV vaccine. To help clear the air, let’s walk through some of the most frequently asked questions about this cancer-preventing vaccine.     What Is HPV and Why Do We Need To Be Immunized Against It? HPV stands for human papillomavirus – the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Most …
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HPV-Related Throat Cancers on the Rise

… Aru Panwar long to come to a similar conclusion. Omaha World-Herald reporter Julie Anderson: HPV-Related Cancers Are Becoming More Common in the Throat And in Men …
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Despite Medical Backing, HPV Vaccine Rates Remain Low

… The HPV vaccine can reduce the rates of certain cancers, including many cervical and oral cancers, … physicians and medical organizations say. But opposition by some individuals is strong, and HPV vaccination rates remain low when compared with other kinds of vaccinations recommended for … physicians, see great benefits to the vaccine.  Omaha World-Herald: Despite medical backing, HPV vaccine rates remain low …
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Methodist Takes Systemwide Approach To Boosting HPV Vaccination Rates

… Methodist Health System is taking a systemwide approach to efforts to boost HPV vaccination rates in the community with the help of a special designation — and some funding … causes about 34,800 cancers a year in women and men, but more than 90% of cancers caused by HPV can be prevented by the vaccine. It is recommended as a two-shot regimen for kids ages 11 to 12 but can be given as early as age 9. Vaccination rates for HPV routinely lag the roughly 90% rates for other shots given to kids at that age, even in …
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What You Need To Know About the Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccine

… key to keeping people healthy, but there’s an important one you may not be familiar with. The HPV vaccine can prevent the spread of human papillomavirus, which can cause several types of cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Getting vaccinated in adolescence is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against HPV-related diseases in the future.   HPV Basics HPV is most commonly spread by direct contact of …
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Another Benefit of the HPV Vaccine: It May Prevent Head and Neck Cancers

… on the tonsils and base of the tongue – in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV)? HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., with about 85% of people exposed to it at some point in their lifetimes.  The good news is that HPV-related cancers are more treatable and curable than tobacco- and alcohol-related cancers, and …