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Cervical Cancer

HPV has had a well funded PR campaign for almost two decades. For a refresher, it’s the series of viruses tied to warts and cancer (cervical cancer is the main one, but it’s possible it can cause cancer in other parts of the body, like the throat). It’s spread by skin-to-skin contact, and is fairly […]


The HPV account has been around long enough that we know a lot more about it. For instance, a Scandinavian study has concluded that the HPV vaccine doesn’t cause heart or blood clot problems, and that there was no correlation with an increased risk for other health events. In areas with widespread vaccine use, HPV […]

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HPV Caused Cancers Rising

January 9, 2013

HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is generally known for causing cervical cancer (although different strains can also cause genital warts, plantars warts, and similar).  Cervical cancer, when Pap smears are routinely performed, is pretty easy to catch and treat in most cases. What isn’t tested for is throat, tongue, and tonsil cancer—the first sign of which […]

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News About HPV Transmission

February 6, 2012

Most people are familiar with HPV (Human Papillomavirus) as an STD that causes cervical cancer in women—but that’s only a a fraction of the story, and a new study shows that HPV transmission is much more broad. Like many viruses, HPV transmission has the highest rate of transmission during sexual activities, when skin-to-skin contact (HPV […]

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It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and The University of Texas has produced a list of 10 early signs and symptoms of cancer (cervical, uterine, and ovarian). Since most cancers can be treated successfully when caught early, make sure to share these tips with the women in your life: Irregular Bleeding, especially after menopause or during […]

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