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Research shows disparities in HPV-associated cancer survivorship

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ADA, MD Anderson collaboration that aims to increase HPV vaccine use ongoing

HPV vaccination and improved access to cancer screenings and treatment may reduce disparities by sex, race and age when it comes to surviving HPV-associated cancers, according to an article published in a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer, but it can also cause cancer in the vagina, vulva, penis, anus and oropharynx, which is the base of the tongue, the tonsils and the back of the throat, according to the article, “Five-Year Survival For Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancer Sites,” which was published online in November in CANCER.

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