Posts Tagged: HPV

Cancer prevention with a few shots? Let’s do it!

Like many of you, I traveled to see family during the holidays. Without fail, dinner conversation often turns to health care as my soon-to-be husband (also an oncologist) and I answer a laundry list of medical questions from our loved ones. We welcome this firing squad of questions, as we hope to spread accurate information to those we care…
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“Below the Belt” cancers need our attention!

September marks Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness for ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. In the United States, more than 107,000 women will be diagnosed with gynecologic cancer this year. For many years, awareness campaigns have focused on ovarian cancer awareness.  Although ovarian cancer has the highest rate of…
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Preventing cervical cancer

How much do you know about cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is a preventable disease, it is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide. “This year more than 12,000 American women will be diagnosed and nearly 4,000 will die from an advanced form of the disease. When cervical cancer is found early, however, it is…
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