cervical cancer

“But Would YOU Vaccinate YOUR Children for HPV?” One Pediatrician’s Candid Reply

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Women In Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

Jackson Laboratory has launched a new blog series “Women In Science” highlighting the achievements of women geneticists, celebrating not only their contributions to science but also remembering their struggles navigating what was, for many of them, a non-traditional career. This is the second installment in the series by our Communication Lead, Kira Dineen. Check out the…

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Beyond BRCA: MYH

This article is part of a series built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s one woman’s story of living with MYH. Genetic Counseling Note: MYH is an hereditary cancer predisposition gene that, unlike most hereditary cancer syndromes, is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.  This means that in order to have the full syndrome, called…

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Is This Why You Aren’t Vaccinating Your Teenager for HPV?

A recent study (MMWR. 2013; 62:591-5)) examined why parents are not vaccinating their teenage girls for the HPV virus. Do any of these reasons resonate with you? 1.  It’s not needed or necessary. Perhaps because your daughter or son is young and there is no way, no how, that she/he would be sexually active right…

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Can You ‘Catch’ Cancer?

We’ve come a long way in cancer awareness over the past half-century and most of us now know that cancer is not contagious, right? Correct. But, in fact, you can acquire a common virus – Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – that increases your chance to develop a variety of cancers. Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we…

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