Tag: HPV

06 Sep 2016

New HPV Guidelines supported by American Cancer Society

The US government’s recommendation to vaccinate all pre-teens against the human papilloma virus, has received support from the American Cancer Society.

According to Debbie Saslow, the cancer society’s director of cancer control intervention for HPV vaccination and women’s cancers, “HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of cancers and hundreds of thousands of pre-cancers each year. It is critical that all stakeholders — families, health care providers, and others — make HPV vaccination a priority, so that prevention of the vast majority of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers can become a reality.”

After recent studies indicated that the vaccine can protect both males and females, the Centre for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, decided to also include males to the list of recipients of the vaccine.

For more on this, please go to: http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/news/20160719/cancer-experts-endorse-cdcs-hpv-vaccine-guidelines