Checkup Newsroom (HPV)

2018
April
11,
2018
From the American Academy of Pediatrics: More effective. Early vaccination prevents substantially more pre-cancer than late vaccination. Long lasting. Current evidence shows that the HPV vaccination does not wear off. Low risk of exposure. HPV...
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March
27,
2018
A new study shows that health providers are less likely to offer the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys, placing them at risk of cancer when they get older. The research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Onc...
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February
19,
2018
Every year in the United States, about 31,000 women and men are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. According to the CDC, HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers (about 28,000) from occurring. So why aren’t more people getting...
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2017
November
30,
2017
A new study shows Texas ranks 47th in cancer-preventing vaccine coverage, showing that Texans aren’t getting the message about the dangers of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, Texas only ranked higher t...
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October
19,
2017
A new study shows an alarming number of American men have oral cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV). The study, published in the journal of Annals of Internal Medicine, states 11 million (one in nine) U.S. males were found to have oral HPV. T...
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March
07,
2017
In an effort to get more patients vaccinated against the Human papillomavirus (HPV), Cook Children’s is launching a new initiative led by one of the more vocal physicians in the country on this topic. Jason Terk, M.D., a pediatrician at Cook Child...
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2016
October
25,
2016
The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) works even better than originally thought and that’s good news for children 11-14 years of age. New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires only two doses of...
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June
16,
2016
Conversations about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for teenagers to have questions but to feel like there’s nowhere to turn for answers. Because of that, a lot of misinformation is shared between teenagers wh...
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February
26,
2016
New data from the CDC shows some important early returns on the HPV vaccine that has been routinely recommended for girls since 2006 and for boys since 2009. In a study that was released early online from the journal Pediatrics, researchers looked...
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January
22,
2016
You've probably heard about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its link to cervical cancer. That can be pretty frightening for any female. Now a new study is sounding the alarm linking HPV with head and neck cancer, which can affect both men and wome...
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2015
December
23,
2015
“Epic fail.” A couple of years ago, this was the phrase that my teenage son used as I unsuccessfully attempted to beat him in a game we were playing. At the time, I thought to myself that it was a harsh but accurate assessment of my performance. A...
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June
25,
2015
I’ve written about many of the myths regarding human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination before, ultimately concluding that it is safe, effective, does not lead to promiscuous behavior and that all three of my kids will get them when their time comes. ...
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March
12,
2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:   HPV vaccines are given as a series of three shots over 6 months to protect against HPV infection and the health problems that HPV infection can cause. There are tw...
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