Cancer-causing viruses like HPV can cause cells to divide indefinitely and, in the case of Henrietta Lacks, become immortal.
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The immortal cancer cells of Henrietta Lacks revolutionized the fields of science, medicine and bioethics. And they still survive today, more than 70 years after her death.
Some strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) have been associated with cancers, especially cervical cancer.
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Some cancers are actually caused by viruses that linger for long periods in the body, or cause physical damage that later turns cancerous.
Young people say they don’t use protection during oral sex.
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Oral sex is common among young people. Protection from STIs is not.
The HPV vaccine protects against cervical cancer.
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Addressing these gaps in the vaccination programme will ensure more people are being protected against the type of cancer.
Rates of HPV screenings and vaccinations remain low for some subgroups of Asian American women.
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Researchers have found a way to encourage cervical cancer screenings and vaccinations in Korean American women. Might their findings also work in other underrepresented populations?
When British parents are informed of the risks of HPV, they want their sons to be vaccinated against the virus.
While cervical screening has saved countless lives, we overscreen in Canada. Women don’t need to be screened until the age of 25 for cervical cancer.
Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.
While the previous Gardasil vaccine protected against 70% of cervical cancers, the updated Gardasil 9 version will protect against up to 93% of these.
Prevention against cervical cancer is the main aim of the Gardasil vaccine. But HPV is also linked to a large proportion of anal, vaginal and head and neck cancers.
A new version of Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that protects against cervical cancer, has just been approved for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule.
A new version of the HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against nine types of the virus, and is already being used overseas.
Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements in history.
The kinds of vaccines adults need depend on several factors, including whether you were born here, how old you are and whether you intend to travel overseas.
Rwandan girls were targeted in the country’s successful HPV vaccination programme.
Rwanda’s vaccination programme for girls against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease was a huge success, thanks to implementation science.
Women are confused about what changes to the cervical screening program will mean for their sexual health.
There is a lot of misinformation about the government’s new cervical cancer screening program that involves less frequent tests. Here are the facts.
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