Items Tagged ‘HPV’

Ask the Doctors - When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

September 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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? You’ve asked a lot of excellent questions that will have […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cervical cancer, cervix, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, HPV, Pap smears


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


Ask the Doctors - Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all […]

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Tags: anal cancers, cancer, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Ash, Gardasil vaccine, HPV, HPV infection, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, oral cancers, oropharynx, pediatrics


Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

August 15, 2017

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

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 between the ages of 9 and […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor […]

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Tags: birth control, bladder, campus life, college, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, feminine health, good hygiene, gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ, menstrual cycles


Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

January 18, 2017

Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States, is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine. It’s true that HPV causes most cervical cancers, but it’s also true that the vaccine is effective against other types of cancer in both men and women, which is […]

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Tags: adolescence, cancer, cervical cancer vaccine, cevical cancer, genital warts, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus vaccine, mouth cancer, oral sex, teenagers, vaccine


UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

September 19, 2016

UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams In my practice as a gynecologic cancer surgeon over the last 13 years I have seen that women often forget to take care of themselves. They are busy being mothers, daughters, wives and career women but in many […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast, carboplatin chemotherapy, cervical cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, HPV


What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

February 26, 2016

What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors. Many basic vaccinations are often given […]

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Tags: chicken pox, childrens health, diphtheria, flu, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, HPV, immunization, measles, meningitis, meningococcal meningitis, mumps