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Early Detection Saves Lives

Cervical cancer can be cured if detected in its early stages.  Many women are, however, deterred by the rather high cost of the screening procedure, and the pap smear testing method.  This leads to late detection that can cause cancer to spread making it harder to treat.

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Transmission of HPV does not distinguish between gender

During the last decades it has been confirmed that the incidence of the virus is the same in men and women.

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Increases in HPV-linked cancers in parts of US with high smoking rates

A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, finds increases in both men and women for several HPV-related cancers in low-income counties or those with high smoking rates. Increases were slower in the highest-income US counties or those with low smoking rates.

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Prevent Cervical Cancer & HPV

There is no guaranteed way to prevent cervical cancer. However, by getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, if possible, and undergoing regular testing, a person can significantly reduce their risk. Using barrier methods of protection during sexual activity, avoiding smoking, and making certain dietary changes may also be beneficial.

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Blood test predicts recurrence of HPV, oropharyngeal cancer

A blood test that detects circulating tumor DNA can predict recurrence of HPV-driven oropharyngeal cancer following treatment, according to research presented February 24 at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.

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How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Yoga Mat?

Your yoga mat is like your water bottle — you know you should clean it every now and then, but you probably rarely do. However, if you examined your mat under a microscope, what you’d find lurking about might change your mind

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Lifestyle choices can help lower your cancer risk

We all strive for a world where all people are free of cancer, but 10 million people still die from the disease every year. The good news is that new screening techniques combined with lifestyle choices can help prevent a third of common cancers and resulting deaths.

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What to know about high risk HPV

There are many types of HPV. Most resolve on their own and are unlikely to cause health problems. However, some types are high risk if the infection remains in the body.

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Everything You Should Know About HPV That You Weren’t Taught In School

Unless your Google calendar says you’ve got an upcoming Pap test or HPV vaccine appointment, odds are you aren’t actively sitting there thinking about HPV. Still, given the statistics on just how prevalent the virus is, maybe you should. Here are some things you should know about HPV.

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Pap smears vs HPV testing: Out with old, in with the new?

Pap smear screening reduces cervical cancer incidence; however, most developing countries lack the resources to implement such programs which require high coverage of women at risk, quality screening tests, and effective follow-up and treatment.

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