In the last few years, actress Angelina Jolie went public with her double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Governor Chris Christie told us his reasons for gastric bypass surgery. And actor Michael Douglas is shining the spotlight on the human papilloma virus (HPV)—the number one cause of mouth and throat cancer. In an interview published
Marcia Cross Learned Her Anal Cancer Likely Caused by Same HPV Strain as Husband’s Throat Cancer In 2009, Marcia Cross was helping her husband, Tom Mahoney, through the grueling treatment for his throat cancer. He went into remission, but nearly a decade later, his disease came up again when Cross was diagnosed with anal cancer.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE SENSITIVE AND GRAPHIC IMAGES IN THIS PRESENTATION THAT ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.Oropharyngeal Cancer (OPC)Subset of head and neck cancers1Arise from soft palate, back of throat, tonsils and base of the tongue≥ 95% are squamous cell-carcinomasHuang SH and O’Sullivan B. Curr Treatment Options Oncol 2017; 18(7): 40New Subset of HPV-Associated
Steven M. Abbadessa, D. O. 30 years board certified in G.I. & Proctology in St. Louis, MO Specializing in: lower G.I. Diseases, Colonoscopy, Rectal Surgery, HPV Treatment Objectives: Pathogenesis of HPV Infection Complications of HPV Infection Genital warts HPV-related cancers Oropharynx Cervix Anus Anal Cancer Screening Different Treatment Modalities More Than 1 in 5 U.S.
Fear. Anxiety. Hopelessness. Guilt. Shame. Sadness. Anger. These are common feelings experienced at the time of an HPV diagnosis. However, if you have HPV, it is important to know that you will not always feel this way. Take a deep breath and let’s look at your emotions, meeting each one with facts that will prepare
High Resolution Anoscopy After an Abnormal Anal Pap Smear Recently, we explored the indications for when an individual needs to seek out an anal pap smear. Those who are at increased risk, or those who are experiencing symptoms, are encouraged to see a physician who is knowledgeable in the area. When an anal pap smear
Over 8,500 people in the United States were newly diagnosed with anal cancer in 2018. About 1,100 people died from this type of cancer in the same year. Though anal cancer is rare compared with many other types of cancer, the number of new cases has been rising every year. Anal cancer is a very
HPV Vaccine Now Approved For Men And Women Aged 27 To 45, FDA Says. The New York Times (10/5) reported that “the HPV vaccine…is now approved for men and women from 27 to 45-years-old, the Food and Drug Administration said” yesterday. CNN (10/5) reports that the agency “said it based the expansion on results of