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Dear Doctor: Everyone talks about girls getting the HPV vaccine. But what about boys? Isn’t it just as important for boys to be vaccinated as well?

Dear Reader: You’re referring to the vaccination for human papillomavirus, or HPV. And you’re correct that the vaccination is important for both girls and boys. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • August 24, 2020

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.

Early detection saves lives

All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019
Dear Doctors: What are the updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening? I’m 62 and want to know what is recommended going forward. Is an annual pelvic exam still necessary if a Pap smear isn’t being done? And have guidelines have changed for teens and 20-somethings? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 27, 2018
Dear Doctor: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well? Dear Reader: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 13, 2018
A few months ago I followed up for a previous medical condition with a CT scan, and they happened to find a cyst on my adrenal gland. My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Lihvits to get a second opinion on whether to monitor [...]
By erikac • November 5, 2017
Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 [...]
By Reggie Kumar • August 15, 2017
Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams [...]
By Reggie Kumar • September 19, 2016