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  1. HPV Vaccine vs. Vulvar, Vaginal Cancer

    May 17, 2007 -- Gardasil, a vaccine targeting human papillomavirus (HPV) strains linked to cervical cancer, may also help prevent cancer of the vulva and vagina. That news comes from a three-year, international study of more than 18,000 women aged 16-26. The study appears in The Lancet. Gardasil app

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  2. HPV Vaccine: Good News, Bad News

    May 9, 2007 -- The Gardasil vaccine is extremely effective in protecting women against precancerous lesions caused by the human papillomavirus types (HPVs) that cause 70% of cervical cancers and most cases of genital warts. That's the good news from two huge, international clinical trials. The not-s

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  3. HPV Linked to Throat Cancer

    May 9, 2007 - HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, is also linked to throat cancer, and oral sex is a major risk factor for both men and women, new research shows. Having multiple oral sex partners topped the list of practices associated with an increased risk of developing oropharyngeal canc

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  4. HPV Infection Is Common in U.S. Women

    Feb. 27, 2007 -- Human papillomavirus is common among U.S. women, especially those in their early 20s, says the CDC. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is America's most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV infection typically clears within two years, and most infected people don't realize they have t

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  5. Best Cancer Test: HPV vs. Pap Smear

    Nov. 2, 2006 -- For more than 60 years the Pap smear has been the screening method of choice for cervical cancer, but it is not the best approach for assessing risk in older women, new research suggests. Findings from a large, Danish study provide compelling evidence that testing for human papilloma

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  6. 'Thickener' May Prevent HPV Infection

    July 14, 2006 -- A common ingredient used to thicken everything from baby food to sexual lubricants may help fight the virus that causes cervical cancerand genital warts. Researchers found the thickener, carrageenan prevented human papilloma viruses (HPV) from attaching to cells in laboratory tests.

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  7. Panel: HPV Vaccine for Young Girls

    June 29, 2006 - A government panel today recommended that girls as young as 11 routinely get a new vaccine against cervical cancer, which prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus known to cause most cervical cancers and genital warts. The Advisory Committee on

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  8. Cancer Vaccine Works Long Term

    April 5, 2006 -- A vaccine targeting the sexually-transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer was still protecting women who got it after more than four years, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings represent the longest follow-up yet of an experimental human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,

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  9. Sexually Transmitted Virus Boosts Risk of Cervical Cancer

    Swedish researchers report that the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) -- which is best known for causing genital warts -- greatly increases the chance that a woman will get cervical cancer in the coming years. The risk is greatest when a woman's body is unable to get rid of the virus over the c

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