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Let’s talk about HPV: 6 common questions answered

We want to have a conversation about human papillomavirus (HPV), starting with 6 questions about HPV people frequently ask our Cancer Research UK nurses.

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HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk

Long awaited study results have confirmed that the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine substantially reduces invasive cervical cancer risk.  

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HPV vaccine is safe and reduces cell changes that can become cancer

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is safe and effective in reducing cell changes, a new review has confirmed.

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Vaccine may reduce HPV infections that cause some oral cancers

Study finds that young adults in the US who hadn’t been vaccinated were around 14 times more likely to have oral HPV infections than those who were vaccinated.

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Healthcare staff think gay and bisexual men should be given HPV jab

Around two-thirds of professionals who work in sexual health think the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab should be given to men who have sex with men

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Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls think they don’t need HPV jab

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the HPV because they feel they don’t need to have it.

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Tackling tobacco consumption and improving vaccination access are two of the best ways to reduce global cancer burden

Combating the tobacco industry’s tactics in the world’s poorest countries as well as ensuring the best cancer vaccines are available to those most in need are key in order to reduce the number of cancer deaths worldwide.

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HPV testing and vaccination could cut cervical screening to twice in a lifetime

Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could need only two HPV screening tests for the rest of their lives according to new calculations being presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

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HPV jab will prevent two thirds of cervical cancers in under 30s by 2025

The number of women under 30 diagnosed with cervical cancer will fall nearly two thirds by 2025, thanks to the HPV vaccine.

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HPV vaccine makes girls more cautious about sex

Nearly eighty per cent of girls say that having the HPV vaccine makes them think twice about the risks of having sex, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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