I Had Cervical Cancer, Now I Think All Teenagers Should Have The Opportunity To Find Out How They Can Reduce Their Risk

Rebecca Hazeldine | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Hazeldine

I sat her down and asked again if she knew what the HPV vaccine was for and why it would be important for her to have it. Of course she didn't, as she hadn't learned anything about HPV and its connection to cervical cancer.

Waving Goodbye To Genital Warts!

Daisy Mae | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Mae

Having been diagnosed with genital warts, what do patients then say to their sexual partners, about the diagnosis and the chance of passing these on in the future? Current advice is to use a condom when having sex, during and for three months after treatment, but this doesn't seem very robust in the light of the above facts

Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

Ian Green | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Green

It presumes all boys have sex with girls, which they don't, and that all these boys have sex with girls from the UK who have had the vaccine. Again, they don't. By not vaccinating boys we are leaving men, mainly gay men, at risk of preventable cancers. And it's costing lives.

Boys Are Being Left Without This Life-Saving Vaccine - But You Can Help

Laura Russell | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Russell

Because of the high rate of girls completing the two-course dose of the vaccine (over 85% in 2015-16), the theory is that boys will also be protected through sexual contact. But this does nothing to help men who have sex with men, and men who have sexual contact with unvaccinated women.

Boys Are Being Left Without This Life-Saving Vaccine - But You Can Help

Laura Russell | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Russell

Because of the high rate of girls completing the two-course dose of the vaccine (over 85% in 2015-16), the theory is that boys will also be protected through sexual contact. But this does nothing to help men who have sex with men, and men who have sexual contact with unvaccinated women.

10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

Karen Hobbs | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Hobbs

One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list of ten things that I think every woman (and man) should know. The icing and decoration is fun, but the cake mixture is serious.

Should I Get The HPV Vaccine? Boots Makes Jab Available To Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re in your late twenties or are male, you probably won’t have had the HPV vaccine. The vaccination, which protects against the human papil...


Nathalie Gordon | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

I remember leaving the clinic wanting to throw up. No one had really explained to me what was actually going on or told me what was wrong. Perhaps they thought I knew or perhaps they thought it was best I didn't. I called my mum straight away and she began the wave of 'It will be fine's that crashed down on me for the next month.

Everything You Need To Know About HPV

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In Lena Dunham's TV series 'Girls', human papilloma virus - or HPV as it's more commonly known - is referred to as the STI that "all adventurous women...

HPV Through Oral Sex Could Become 'Leading Cause Of Mouth Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Human papilloma virus (HPV) passed through oral sex could soon overtake smoking to become the leading cause of mouth cancer among men and women, healt...

Women Over 50 Urged Not To Ignore Cervical Screening

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts have called for NHS screening for cervical cancer to be rolled out to women over 64 after research found one in five new cases is diagn...

The Case for Extending the HPV Vaccine Is Clear and Urgent

Dr Shaun Griffin | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Dr Shaun Griffin

We believe that the HPV vaccine should be extended to all boys irrespective of their sexuality and to MSM as a matter of urgency. This is why we are working with other health organisations as a member of HPV Action to call for the school HPV vaccination programme to include boys as well as girls.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Blame Your Partner For A HPV Diagnosis in Mid-Life

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

For women who are in monogamous relationships, an STI diagnosis can raise obvious concerns about infidelity, particularly for older women who may be starting to date again after years in a marriage or a long term commitment.

Mouth Cancer: The Lowdown On Symptoms, Treatments And Who Is At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mouth cancer, although relatively uncommon (the NHS says it accounts for one in 50 of all cancer cases) is still a potentially fatal disease, due to t...

Is the NHS Unfairly Excluding Men?

Miriam Brown | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

HPV does not just give rise to cervical cancer. Types 6 and 11 of the virus gives genital warts which affects both genders. Types 16 and 18 can lead to neck and anal cancer, specifically penile cancer in men... In the UK boys can only get the vaccination, called Gardasil, privately... Is it just that girls should get it free while boys have to pay if they want to protect their health?

Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

Jade Lane | Posted 13.05.2014 | 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...

Everything You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Although described as "uncommon" by the NHS, cervical cancer claims the lives of 1,000 women in the UK each year and remains the most common form of c...

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...