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August 2013 - HPV and cancer

  Issue #82, August 2013      
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HPV: Get the facts, learn how to protect yourself

Actor Michael Douglas put human papillomavirus (HPV) in the spotlight this summer when he told a British newspaper that he developed throat cancer years after contracting HPV from a partner.

There has been a sharp increase in throat cancers caused by HPV in recent years. HPV can also lead to cancer of the anus, cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, head and neck.

HPV: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is typically spread by skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. Certain types of HPV can cause cancer. The first vaccine to protect against certain types of HPV, Gardasil®, was introduced in 2006 and a second vaccine, Cervarix®, followed in 2009.

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Recipe of the Month

Need more protein in your diet? Quinoa offers a boost. Try this recipe for quinoa salad with chicken, grapes and almonds


Rod Echols shares his story about being treated for Stage III colon cancer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). Echols and his wife, Keisha, talk about how his diagnosis in June 2012 and his decision to get a second opinion at CTCA.


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