Hi there guys. Today news agencies have been buzzing with Michael Douglas attributing his 2010 diagnosis with throat cancer to infection with HPV, a virus associated with common warts and cervical cancer. While the biggest causes of throat cancer are smoking and consuming alcohol there is a percentage of head and neck cancers associated with HPV infection. Of cancers thought … [Read more...] about HPV Virus & Oral Cancer
Hey there Guys, Great news today that Gardasil, the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, will now be available free to a generation of Australian boys. As reported by the ABC: In a world first, an anti-cancer vaccine usually given to high school girls will be extended to some Australian boys from next year. Four out of five people are believed to have been exposed to … [Read more...] about Gardasil Now To Protect Boys In Australia
Hey there Guys, Today I came across a new study in the British Medical Journal that may have impact on reducing the risk of anal cancer in gay men. While the title "Effect of the human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine in a subgroup of women with cervical and vulvar disease: retrospective pooled analysis of trial data" does not sound immediately relevant to gay … [Read more...] about Could HPV Vaccine Reduce Anal Cancer Risk Beyond The Age Of 21?