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End cervical cancer? The HPV vaccine could do it, study suggests

More than 10 years after it became widely available to the public, a recent analysis of prior studies confirms one thing: The HPV vaccine may be a lifesaver. It could even lead to the outright eradication of cervical cancer. Continue to Article

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HPV Vaccines are Reducing Infections, Warts-- Probably Cancer

An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus.

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How to talk to parents about HPV vaccines

What if scientists created a vaccine to prevent cancer but the public largely ignored it? Sadly, that’s where we are with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, one of the few preventive cancer vaccines in existence. Fred Hutch public health researcher shares science-based tips to help doctors navigate crucial cancer-prevention conversation.

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Vaccine reduces HPV prevalence among teen girls by 86% in 10 years

Within 10 years of vaccine introduction, HPV prevalence decreased 86% among females aged 14 to 19 years in the United States, and 71% in women aged 20 to 24 years, according to study findings presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, or EIS, conference.

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HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows.

The number of these precancerous lesions detected during screening went down from an estimated 216,000 cases in 2008 to 196,000 cases in 2016, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

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

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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.

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Controversial HPV Vaccine Shown to be Highly Effective in Wiping Out Cervical Cancer

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of CIN2+ (which are high-grade cervical lesions that can become cancer, and are used to measure HPV vaccine impact) declined from 216,000 women in 2008 to 196,000 women in 2016. Over two-thirds of these lesions were linked to one of the nine strains of HPV that the Gardasil 9 vaccine targets.

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

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

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

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