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BY Jill Carter

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...

Cancerwise blog post: Jill Carter, HPV, cervical cancer, HPV vaccine

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Nobody was more surprised than Bill Earthman when he was diagnosed with HPV-related throat cancer two years ago.

Like many people,...

BY Linda Ryan

As a cervical cancer survivor, I have spent considerable time and energy trying to protect my children from cancer. I didn't want them to...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

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 vaccines.

To better understand this new HPV vaccine, known as Gardasil 9 or HPV 9, and what it means for preventing HPV-related cancers, we spoke with Lois Ramondetta, M.D., in Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. Here's what she...

BY Sara Farris

Listen to a group of teenagers talk and their conversation could cover a gamut of topics from video games and movies to relationships and...

BY Adelina Espat and Laura Nathan-Garner

Raising children to become happy, healthy adults is important. But how can you ensure that their bodies remain strong enough to prevent diseases...