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What Are The Causes Of Cervical Cancer

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vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they mentioned a vaccine that they were getting good results for slowing or stopping cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Have you heard of such a drug? I have...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancers. However, not all women who are infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. Moreover, while there are many different types of HPV, only a few types appear to cause... Read more »

Side effects of HPV vaccine for girls (GARDASIL SIDE EFFECTS, 2009)

My granddaughter is 15 1/2 and my daughter will not have her get the HPV vaccine because she says... Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Circumcised Men Less Likely to Get Virus That Causes Cervical Cancer

According to a study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine (No. 346; Vol. 15), women whose sex partners are circumcised may be less likely to get cervical cancer. The study found that men with intact foreskins were three times more likely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes May Raise Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Herpes simplex-2, the virus that causes genital herpes, may act as an accomplice to another virus known to cause cervical cancer, making a woman even more susceptible to cancer, according to a new report. The researchers reported their findings in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Tests Cut Cervical Cancer Risk in Poor Countries

Just two lifetime health clinic visits could halve the cervical cancer risk for women in developing countries, according to a new study. Thanks to regular screenings, cervical cancer claims only around 4,000 lives annually in the United States. In... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Ups Cervical Cancer Risk in Women with HPV

Women with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection who smoke have a significantly increased risk of developing cervical cancer compared with HPV-infected women who do not smoke, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute ... Read more »
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do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
Hi Had handjob, rubbing and brief boob kissing exposure 3 months back at massage parlour. No other sexual activity other than these and full body massage. 1)Exactly 2 months later developed Genitl warts - doctor said could be from handjob. 2) Have... Read more »

Great article on ovarian cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, ovarian cancer is fifth most common cancer among women accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. This information i get from an informative article on ovarian cancer... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS more contained than it might otherwise be.... Read more »