Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, thanks to Pap tests and the HPV vaccine. A new study says that a substantial increase in both screening and vaccination could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer worldwide within 50 years.
For years, the HPV vaccine has been recommended for children as young as 9, all the way up to adults age 26. Now the FDA has approved the vaccine for those ages 26 to 45.
Cases of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a sexually transmitted disease with a proven link to cancer — have fallen since a vaccine to prevent the disease was introduced in 2006, a new study says.
In the United States each year, about 15,000 women and 7,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If people are vaccinated, these cancers can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) for all males ages 9 to 26 … Read More