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Michael Douglas, HPV, and Throat Cancer: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

Michael Douglas, HPV, and Throat Cancer: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

"The mere mention of HPV, cancer and a famous movie star in the same sentence causes the media circuit to light up and presents a time for a teachable moment."

HPV Vaccination -- A Wasted Resource for African Americans? A Blog Entry by Gary Bell Img

HPV Vaccination -- A Wasted Resource for African Americans? A Blog Entry by Gary Bell

In the U.S., black people are much more likely to be infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) than white people. So why are virtually no African-American boys receiving the HPV vaccine? Advocate Gary Bell explores the issue.

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Getting to the Bottom of It (Part 2)

You've had your annual rectal exam or anal Pap smear, and this time the test results came back with a red flag. What does this mean, and what exams will you have to get next? Gary Bucher, M.D., explains in this Positively Aware article.

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Getting to the Bottom of It (Part 1)

I have witnessed and taken part in the many changes in HIV care over the past 25 years. At the beginning of the epidemic, silence and fear was the name of the game. It took HIV activists taking control of their health care destiny to force the medica...

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The Cancer That Dare Not Speak Its Name

When you tell someone you have cancer, the first question you often hear is, "What kind?" Unfortunately, if it's anal cancer, the response may be "colorectal cancer," mumbled ambiguous words, or some other dodge. Discussion -- even mere mention -- of...

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North Carolina: STD Shot for Boys May Help Teen Girls

Since February 2010, North Carolina has covered Gardasil human papillomavirus vaccine for boys through Medicaid. In males ages nine to 26, Gardasil is approved to protect against genital warts, anal cancer, and associated precancerous lesions caused ...

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Ob-Gyn Group Backs HPV Vaccines for 11-12 Year Olds

Girls ages 11-12 should receive either of the two approved human papillomavirus vaccines to prevent cervical cancer, according to a new recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG's advice is consistent with curren...

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Most Docs Don't Follow Screening Guidelines for Cervical Cancer

Primary care physicians are likely to recommend cervical cancer screening more often than suggested by professional guidelines, according to a new study by researchers from CDC and the National Cancer Institute. And if the physician adds HPV screenin...

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Parents With More Education Less Likely to Let Their Daughters Get HPV Shots

A new study finds that parents with more education were more likely to decline permission to have their daughters vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).

Lead author Dr. Gina Ogilvie and colleagues surveyed parents of sixth-grade girls who we...

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Cervical Cancer Link to Early Sex

Sex at earlier ages may explain the higher risk of cervical cancer among poor women, according to an investigation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Previous theories centered on lower screening rates among the poor ...