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Prevent cancers caused by HPV, urge doctors

It’s estimated that three out of every four sexually active Canadians will contract Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives and that puts them at risk for genital warts and as well as several types of cancer.   HPV »

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Eliminate cervical cancer in Canada, urge doctors

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) wants Canada to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.  In 2017, an estimated 1,550 Canadian women were diagnosed with the disease and an estimated 400 died »

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Oral cancers caused by sexual activity increase

A new study found that an increasing proportion of oral cancers was caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) compared to that linked with alcohol and tobacco use, and that men were more affected than are women. The study in the »

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HPV-related mouth and throat cancers on worrisome increase

(Comments welcome for all RCI stories at bottom of each story) In a special report this week (link below) the Canadian Cancer Society said that mouth and throat cancers related to the human papilloma virus (HPV) are rising quickly, and »

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Canadian Pharmacists:boys need HPV vaccine too

This month the Canadian Pharmacists Assocation (CPhA) called on the federal government to expand vaccination against the “human papillomavirus”  (HPV) to include boys and young men. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in Canada. Approximately 3 out of »

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National study of HPV vaccination programmes for girls.

It’s called the Quest study. It’s a nationwide analysis of the HPV vaccine programme for girls. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is now known to cause cervical cancer (cancer at the opening to the uterus). The vaccine prevents girls from getting »