As a nurse, I’m a firm believer in vaccines. And that’s even truer now that I’m a survivor of cervical cancer, which is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
For years, I’d heard that most people my age had already been exposed to HPV, and I wondered how it might affect me. Still, I’d never had any problems, so I figured I was lucky.
Then, in May 2010, a routine Pap test came back abnormal, and everything changed. I...
Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new
vaccine targeting nine types of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV),
including five types that haven't been covered by other HPV