8 Things You May Not Know About HPV

Detection of oncogenic genital human papillomavirus (HPV) among HPV negative older and younger women after 7 years of follow-up. Since its initial introduction, the pap smear has resulted in an approximately 70% decrease in cervical cancer rates in the US. The primary target population is likely to be girls within the age range of 9 or 10 years through to 13 years. All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. I mean is it–is it less than say vulvar cancer or cervical cancer? Tobacco by-products have been found in the cervical mucus of women who smoke.

However, options are available to treat resultant health problems such as genital warts, cervical cell changes and cervical cancer. They also have a very high risk of cancer of the mouth and throat. The five-year survival rate for early invasive cancer of the cervix is 91%. The CDC estimates that each year in the United States about 2,700 women and 1,700 men get anal cancer; 1,000 men get penile cancer; 3,700 women get vulvar cancer; and 1,000 women get vaginal cancer, compared to 12,000 cases of cervical cancer. If scientists were looking for specific types of HPV in tumors and chose the wrong types to look for, this could be an explanation. But it is not widely available.

Because they can be unpleasant-looking and embarrassing, genital warts may also cause emotional problems. It can then re-occur if you have additional risk factors, like a weakened immune system, you smoke or you are exposed to additional high risk viruses. Cervical cancer screening tests are usually done during a pelvic exam. • A company that manufacturers a DNA testing device that can detect the presence of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is petitioning the FDA (and suing the FDA) to get it to reclassify its medical device as a “Class II” device based on the revelation that the FDA has already adopted the position that HPV infections do not directly cause cervical cancer. Country (rural) areas are usually more spread out, making people more likely to drive cars rather than walk. Vaccines are used to help prevent diseases.

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The percentage of mouth and throat cancers caused by HPV is rising sharply, from only 16 percent in the 1980s to approximately 73 percent of the mouth and throat cancers in the year 2000. Smoking is associated with squamous cell cervical cancer. Aside from the life expectancy gap, men are four times more likely to develop and die from cancer than women, yet – despite this – far more money is routinely pumped into female cancer programmes. The analysis showed that HCMV is statistically more likely to be present in GBM sample tissues than in other brain tumor and epileptic brain tissues. HPV also causes about 85 percent of anal cancers and about half of all vulva, vagina, penis and upper-respiratory cancers.

Gardasil® also prevents infection by two types of HPV that cause genital warts and RRP: HPV6 and HPV11. Most HPV infections go away and never cause cancer or any other symptoms. One of those, HPV 16 is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer and many cases of anal and genital cancer. In addition, genital warts cases are not consistently reported in many countries. Of note, the annual number of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers is projected to exceed the annual number of cervical cancers over the next decade in the United States (7), highlighting the need for early detection and prevention. HPV may go away on its own– without causing any health problems.

“Vaccination is a critical public health measure for lowering the risk of most cervical, genital and anal cancers caused by HPV,” said Karen Midthun, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. There is no treatment for an HPV infection. In fact, research at UC San Diego contributed to the first comprehensive genomic map of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.