Should my son get the HPV vaccine is a very informative article on JAAPA's when the patient asks resource site.
|To Gardasil or not to Gardisil, tis the question...|
These vaccines are thought to give some protection against HPV-causing cancers (HPV 16) of the oropharynx as well. I learned when shadowing an ENT PA recently that they are culturing adenoid and tonsil tissue for HPV now to check for this cause of head and neck cancer.
|The Andy Warholized HPV virus|
My students seem to be eager to learn more about this new vaccine and several have shared that they have already taken it. They seemed surprised and somewhat more alert in the 8:30 class when I mentioned the prevalence of oral sex igniting infections with HPV and increased risk of head and neck cancers.
Their honesty concerning their interests is refreshing. Some of the young men admitted that they weren't too concerned initially, since they don't have a cervix and therefore thought they were immune to the effects of this virus.
they became more invested in learning more about the HPV vaccine and how it may prevent some penile cancers as well.
It will be interesting to see their final papers on this topic.