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Dating after 40? The millions who are should get the HPV vaccine

updated: 8 months ago

The HPV vaccine is important for preteens and teenagers. What about older women?

‘Is Gardasil 9 right for me?” my patient asked during a recent office visit.

She is 45, recently divorced from her husband of 20 years and crafting her online dating profile. She’s also wondering whether she is a candidate for the vaccine that protects against nine strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a virus that causes most cervical, oral and anal cancer.

updated: 8 months ago

Marcia Cross Is Sharing Her Anal Cancer Story in the Hopes of Ending the ‘Stigma’

"There is a lot of shame about it. I want that to stop," the actress tells PEOPLE...

updated: 8 months ago

HPV vaccination ramp up: Where could we be in 50 years?

updated: 8 months ago

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease.

Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with "high-risk" strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) were somewhat more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke over the next several years.

updated: 8 months ago

An Educational Intervention to Improve HPV Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Trial

Educational interventions delivered within a clinical setting hold promise to improve vaccination behaviors.

updated: 1 year ago

How Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Cervical Cancer

Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that they say can analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. This artificial intelligence approach, called automated visual evaluation, has the potential to revolutionize cervical cancer screening, particularly in low-resource settings.

updated: 1 year ago

Too Few Women Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is "unacceptably low," researchers say.

In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings, according to a new report.

updated: 1 year ago

Women With Select Subtypes of HPV at Higher Risk for Developing High-Grade Cervical Cancer

The nested case-control Swedish study, published in Cancer, found that the presence of specific subtypes of HPV, namely HPV-16 and -18, were associated with a higher risk of developing high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in women under the age of 30.

updated: 1 year ago

Hokies and Hoos take on cervical cancer treatment

Virginia Tech scientist Tim Long and University of Virginia oncologist Tim Showalter have teamed up to find a solution to alleviate stress and discomfort for women during cancer treatment.

updated: 1 year ago