Nearly 34,000 HPV-associated cancers are diagnosed each year and two-thirds occur in women. This podcast discusses HPV prevention. Created: 5/10/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/10/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers — United States, 2004–2008
Recorded: May 8, 2012; posted: May 10, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is linked to nearly all cervical cancers and to several other cancers. Nearly 34,000 HPV-associated cancers are diagnosed each year and two-thirds occur in women. The virus is very common, and is usually transmitted through sexual activity. HPV typically goes away on its own, but if it doesn't, it can cause cancer. HPV vaccines help prevent infection. Boys and girls aged 11 and 12 years old should receive three doses of the vaccine. A catch-up vaccine is recommended for women through age 26 and men through age 21 who never completed the series.
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