Hpv

Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

Jade Lane | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Lane

An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.

HPV Vaccinations Should Be For Men Too

Jack Fletcher | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

All that has been mentioned so far is the risk to women alone. A virus is not gender specific in seeking out a host and men are prone to infection too. While men manage to dodge the cervical cancer scares, there are many other cancers linked to HPV that will leave many wincing and holding their sacred genitalia in fear.

Boys Should Also Be Given HPV Vaccine To Protect About Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Schoolboys should be given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - just as girls are - in a bid protect them from certain cancers. Girls are curre...

Study Suggests Michael Douglas May Have Been Right About HPV And Throat Cancer

PA | PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The link between throat cancer and the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus has been proved, according to a study by leading cancer authorities. Exper...

Facing Up to Head and Neck Cancer

Gary Walton | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gary Walton

The recent news that Michael Douglas' oral cancer may have been caused by the sexually transmitted disease, Human papillomavirus (HPV), has attracted international media attention, but it has also revealed low awareness about the condition.

Cervical Cancer Cases 'Could Be Prevented' By Earlier HPV Tests

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Carrying out a virus test before traditional cervical screening could prevent around 600 cases of cancer a year in England, research suggests. Scie...

Sex and Cancer Connection in the Spotlight

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Cancers at the back of the tongue and in the tonsils have become more common over the past 20 years, with many of these linked to HPV 16 infection. Some experts believe that one of the main ways the virus spreads to the back part of the mouth and throat is through oral sex.

Michael Douglas, Muff Diving and Misinformation

Fran Singh | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fran Singh

Michael Douglas' recent comments on oral sex, HPV and cancer have generated headlines for all the wrong reasons. But why does it take a celebrity to get ill before we talk about health and is accuracy more important than raising awareness?

More Odd Causes Of Cancer

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Rarely are there stories in the news about cancer that raise any sort of a smile. But the recent revelation by Michael Douglas that giving oral sex...

Gay Men Should Receive Cancer Vaccine For Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine given to young girls that protects Britain's heterosexual population from the human papilloma virus (HPV) should be made available to gay me...

Creationism and Cervical Cancer Jabs - Let’s React Proportionately

Elizabeth Oldfield | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Elizabeth Oldfield

Before we all start manning the barricades, please can we react to reality, rather than propaganda?

Smear Tests Raise Cervical Cancer Survival Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who go for regular smear tests are much more likely to survive cervical cancer than those who fail to attend appointments, new research has foun...

Simple HPV Screening Could Cut Number Of Smear Tests

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of women every year could be spared invasive tests thanks to simple screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer. I...

IUDs Could Halve The Risk Of Cervical Cancer

Felicity Morse | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

A contraceptive method could almost halve the risk of cervical cancer according to a one of the largest studies of its kind. The report, published...