Cancer is a serious problem in our society. A lot of money, resources and manpower is allocated to treating and curing cancer. If found some very interesting news about cancer treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a new vaccine series in 2006 for children to protect them from the potentially dangerous consequences of the human papillomavirus. HPV is extremely common. About 1 in 4 people in the United States are infected with the sexually transmitted virus. Most infections go away naturally, but in more than 30,000 cases every year, HPV causes various forms of cancer. “We’re talking about cancers that can be very difficult to treat,” Terk notes. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated disease for women, while cancers of the throat, tongue and tonsils most commonly afflict men.
Even today, after 10 years of experience have shown the vaccine to be safe and effective against the strains of HPV it targets, fewer than half of youngsters are fully protected – and instances of HPV-associated cancers are on the rise. Read Article For Full Story
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