HPV vaccination of girls offers benefits to men but does not reduce risk of some cancers
the ONA take:
The association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer in women is well established.
Furthermore, vaccinating girls has had a positive impact on the incidence of cervical cancer in many countries in which the practice was adopted.
Men benefit indirectly from vaccinating girls in that their risk of contracting HPV is reduced; however, this does not protect men from cancers associated with the virus.
The HPV vaccine has been found effective in boys, but universal vaccination of boys is practiced in only a few countries (Australia, Austria, two Canadian provinces, and the United States).
Dutch researchers sought to estimate the benefit to men if boys were vaccinated against HPV, as well.
Their findings show that benefits from vaccinating boys would not be as significant as they are in girls. Therefore, the researchers suggest that programs for vaccinating girls should continue but including boys may be warranted.
Men benefit indirectly but not from cancer risk associated with the virus.
Sign Up for Free e-newsletters
- Distress, Neuroticism Predict Long-term Emotional Distress After Cancer Diagnosis
- Risk Factors for Arterial, Venous Thrombosis Differ in Polycythemia Vera
- Dietary Estrogens Reduced Efficacy of Novel Breast Cancer Therapy
- Patient Satisfaction Ratings Can Be Negatively Impacted by Nurse Staffing Ratio
- BRCA Mutation Improves Prognosis for 2-year Survival in Younger-onset TNBC
- Bacteria in Probiotics Carry Potential Risks for Immunocompromised Patients
- Pertuzumab Regimen Approved for Adjuvant, Neoadjuvant Therapy in Specific Breast Cancers
- Common Oncologic Emergencies That Occur With Multiple Myeloma
- Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)
- Blueberry Extract May Boost Efficacy of Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer
- Resolving Vaginal Dryness in Women With a History of Breast Cancer
- Overall Survival Prolonged With HIPEC + Cytoreductive Surgery for Gastric Cancer
- Better Postoperative Outcomes With RAMIE for Esophageal Cancer
- Distinct Patterns of Shiny White Streaks Strong Indicator of Melanoma
- FDA Issues Warning for Rolapitant Injectable Emulsion in the Treatment of CINV
Regimen and Drug Listings
GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION
|Head and Neck Cancer||Regimens||Drugs|