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HPV Cancers a Concern for Both Men and Women

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, but it also causes oral, anal and penile cancer. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) using data collected from 2004-2008, HPV causes 18,000 cancer cases in women and 8,000 cancer cases in men annually. HPV prevention has become a concern for both men and women. Receiving an HPV vaccine before becoming sexually active is the leading way to prevent ...

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines…Do I Hear Consensus?

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on April 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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In recent years, when new screening guidelines have been announced by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), they are met with great debate and discussion. This is most often because the recommendations made by this government panel are not in agreement with the guidelines set by the American Cancer Society or other major medical organizations and professional societies. However, final guidelines recently published on cervical cancer screening by the USPSTF are being met with general ...

Foundation Debuts Cervical Cancer Prevention Infographic

Posted by Phuong Tran, Communications Intern on January 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Check out our new infographic to get the facts and see the history of a preventable cancer success story! To view a larger version of the infographic or download a pdf, visit the Prevent Cancer Foundation website's cervical cancer page.    

Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by Christine Baze on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were ...