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: MUTYH-Associated Polyposis (MAP)

Last Updated:  January 8, 2019 This article is part of a series built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s one woman’s story of living with MUTYH-Associated polyposis (MAP). Genetic Counseling Note: MUTYH is a cancer predisposition gene that is associated with MAP. Unlike most hereditary cancer syndromes, MAP is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. …

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10 Reasons to Consider Vaccinating Your Tween or Teen for HPV

teenage-girls-HPV-vaccine Updated 4/1/19 The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that both females and males can get. HPV vaccination recommendations began in 2006. The HPV vaccine has been well-tested by the FDA and CDC and is considered safe for healthy girls and boys. Vaccination is now recommended for 11-12 year olds (girls and boys).…

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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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