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PERSPECTIVES & TREATMENT OF HPV Part 2: Cancers, Treatments & Images

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

PERSPECTIVES & TREATMENT OF HPV Part 1: About HPV

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 vs. Facts: Coping with an HPV Diagnosis

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

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

Six Reasons To Consider Getting 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.

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

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

From the article: https://www.empr.com/news/9-valent-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccine-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma/article/783028/ HealthDay News — The 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could be a therapeutic option for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma when surgical management is not an option, according to a case report published online July 3 in JAMA Dermatology. A 97-year-old female patient had developed multiple cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. On

Does a Condom Protect You From HPV?

Yes. And, no. I wish I could be more definitive, but like everything in life, it’s not as simple as that. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It’s become so common that nearly all sexually active adults will at some point in their life be exposed and possibly infected by HPV. It is

Do You Suspect Having HPV?

While my patients usually suspect they have HPV before they see me, it’s the actual diagnosis that they say is the most difficult to overcome. They feel the earth crumbling beneath their feet, and a dark shadow of doubt, fear and anger is almost always cast on the relationship they’re in. Questions like Did my

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