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HPV

I took notes at the Nevada Family Medicine meeting when expert Dr. Trudy Larson spoke about HPV. Here are the take-home points… Who gets HPV? 80 % of adults have a strain of HPV. “HPV happens.” There are 40 subtypes … Continue reading

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NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations

  NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations. To help diagnose breast cancer, the American Cancer Society suggests mammography starting at 45 years of age with annual screening until 54 years of age and then every other year after 54. To prevent cervical … Continue reading

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HPV vaccination is fighting cervical cancer and winning!

HPV vaccination is fighting cervical cancer and winning!  HPV vaccination has been shown to decrease cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 (CIN1)  by 9%.  CIN1 is a precursor to frank, invasive cervical cancer.  So, this vaccine shows great success! In fact, in … Continue reading

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Three HPV vaccine types to choose from…

There are three HPV vaccines.  The vaccines cover a different number of HPV subtypes: One of them covers for two , one with four and the newest one that covers NINE subtypes.   The 9 subtype vaccine offers a small advantage over the quadrivalent (4) vaccine.  The added … Continue reading

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Half of cervical pre-cancers are caused by two subtypes of HPV!

HPV subtype 16 was the most commonly detected HPV type among all “high grade” (read this: ominous) cervical lesions. Half of the high-grade cervical lesions had HPV 16 or 18 involved. Then, another 25% of high grade cervical lesions are … Continue reading

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Ladies. . . Next screening guideline: cervical cancer.

The American Cancer Society cervical cancer screening guidelines for this are dependent on many factors: age, risk factors, choice of screening test and screening history.  Let’s break it down by age. 21.  Women at average risk should begin screening at … Continue reading

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Cervical cancer. How to make this an extinct problem.

Many cancers are difficult to prevent, detect or cure… none of these are true of cervical cancer.  Women need to have regular medical testing and vaccination (if age-appropriate). What is cervical cancer?  The cervix is the lower part of the … Continue reading

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