Month: March 2018

A vaccine to prevent cancer? It’s already here.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Neither does the human papillomavirus, known as HPV. Nearly everyone is exposed to HPV at some point in their lifetime if they have been sexually active. About 80 million Americans are currently infected. Once you are diagnosed with HPV, no medications will get rid of it. In most cases, your immune system will likely clear the virus on its own. But if the virus persists in your body, it can lead to several types of cancer. The best defense? A good offense: a cancer vaccine. The HPV vaccine – It’s not just for girls The U.S....

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