HPV vaccine

Dear Doctors: My daughter is overdue for her second shot of the HPV vaccine, but I’m hesitant due to the pandemic because I want her immunity to be strong right now. Are you recommending people get this vaccine during COVID? Dear Reader: The short answer is yes, we strongly encourage everyone [...]

By Ask the Doctors • November 30, 2020

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

HPV p16 Throat Cancer Patient Story - Robotic Surgery Testimonial: Robotic HPV p16 Throat Cancer Surgery “I was not a smoker or drinker by the way, just a healthy 55-year-old with HPV P 16 throat cancer that met the best Doctor in Maie St John and here today and for the next [...]

By uclahealth • June 19, 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

Your teen needs fewer vaccines than when they were younger, but there are still specific vaccines they’ll need between the ages of 11 and 18. Set your adolescents up for a healthy future by ensuring they get the recommended immunizations. Teen vaccine schedule By age 7, your [...]

By uclahealth • December 6, 2018

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and [...]

By uclahealth • August 6, 2018

There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s genital tract. Knowing what they are and what symptoms they cause is critical for your health. “We want women to be aware of these diseases so they can advocate for themselves when they feel that something worrisome [...]

By uclahealth • July 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

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 and males [...]

By Reggie Kumar • August 15, 2017

Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. [...]

By Amy Albin • August 15, 2017