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Know your normal: 6 steps to combat gynecologic cancers

September marks the arrival of everyone’s favorite season, but it also marks the designated month for raising awareness of prostate cancer, gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity. Today, let’s focus on gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers are cancers affecting a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. By the end […]

Reaching American Indian youth with HPV education

Almost all cervical cancers are linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV vaccinations and routine Pap tests make cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Unfortunately, the cervical cancer mortality rate for American Indian women is 5 times that of the U.S. rate. This death rate, coupled with low vaccination rates and a […]

Back to school– spreading the word about HPV and cervical cancer in Kentucky

Many students will return to schools across the country this month. In two Appalachian counties in South Central Kentucky, nearly 2,000 students will be targeted for HPV awareness and vaccination. The Prevent Cancer Foundation gave the Lake Cumberland District Health Department a 2013 Community Grant for their “Spread the Word” HPV/cervical cancer prevention project. This […]

HPV vaccine proving effective

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has decreased the incidence of the cancer-causing virus among teenage girls by 56 percent since the vaccine was approved in 2006. Despite these striking results, vaccination rates are still low in the U.S. Only one-third of teenage girls have received the full three-dose series of the HPV vaccine. Doctors aren’t […]

HPV may trigger lung cancer: New study

Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus known to cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to new preliminary research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center. When examining tumor tissue samples from lung cancer patients who have never smoked, researchers found six percent of the samples showed […]

Dramatic increase in anal cancer cases and deaths

A new study shows the number of people in the U.S. with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s. Researchers reviewed a collection of data on the most common type of anal cancer cases in the U.S. from 1973 to 2009, and were surprised by the dramatic increase in cases. Although both sexes saw an […]

HPV facts for men

Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus associated with cervical cancer, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. Though it affects both men and women much of the conversation about HPV relates to women’s health. HPV is also a common risk factor for several other types of cancer that can also affect men, including […]

HPV Cancers a Concern for Both Men and Women

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 […]

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines…Do I Hear Consensus?

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 […]

Foundation Debuts Cervical Cancer Prevention Infographic

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 […]