Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment - you just have to be willing to take it - Emily Hollenberg
In the early 1970's, HPV received a great deal of media attention when Harald zur Hausen first postulated its ability to cause the second most common cancer in women...cervical cancer. Since then, Hausen's discovery has changed our conventional thinking about what causes cancer, as well as helping create the first cancer vaccine as well as reinvigorating ongoing immunotherapy cancer research.
But, at the same time the HPV vaccine brings its own controversies to the table, especially whether it is really effective and when and who should be vaccinated.
Experts have questioned the effectiveness of HPV vaccine in cervical cancer. The editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine Jeffrey M. Drazen and coauthors noted that the effectiveness of HPV vaccine is “limited by at least these two factors.” “First, not all cervical cancer is caused by HPV-16 or HPV-18 [these are the HPV types present in HPV vaccine], and second, it appears necessary to vaccinate young women before they are infected with these two serotypes,” Drazen and coauthors wrote. “Also, whether this approach will extend the paradigm of vaccination to the prevention of death and disability from cervical cancer is an unanswered question”.
But, who gets the HPV vaccine has become the overriding issue, especially if its your kid! Because HPV is an STD, routine vaccination is recommended for 11 and 12 year-old girls. And overall per the CDC "HPV vaccines are recommended for all teen girls and women through age 26, who did not get all three doses of the vaccine when they were younger." Obviously this has created quite an uproar especially in North America.
HPV - The Cancer Virus
In the early 1970's, HPV received a great deal of media attention when Harald zur Hausen first postulated its ability to cause the second most common cancer in women...cervical cancer. Now, who gets the HPV vaccine has become the overriding issue, especially if its your kid!
Spirit Foundation, Inc. is a global non-profit health organization dedicated to reducing the number of people affected by HPV-related cancers globally and domestically.
STDs...The Latest is...Head and Neck Cancer
The incidence of head and neck cancer is going down. The bad news is another type of head and neck cancer is on the rise and is related to a common STD...HPV the same virus implicated in cervical cancer. Could oral sex play a role?
The Yellow Umbrella
The Yellow Umbrella Organization is all about being empowered, being informed, and connecting with others regarding cervical cancer.
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
Our schools awareness program CCAPS has been developed to raise awareness in schools about cervical cancer and HPV immunisation in Australia and in developing countries. One of ACCF's future goals is also to implement an indigenous awareness program.
Cervical Cancer / HPV Project
The Cervical Cancer / HPV Project strives to educate both patients and clinicians about the connection between the human papillomavirus [HPV] and cervical cancer with the ultimate aim of promoting strategies that can prevent both cervical cancer and HPV.
Women with cervical, uterine (endometrial and sarcoma), ovarian, vaginal, vulvar, gestational, and tubal cancer join together to share information and emotional support for living with reproductive cancers.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer has divided information about cervical cancer into two sections, the first with information about screening and prevention, and the second for women who have experienced a diagnosis of cervical cancer or pre-cancer.
HPV infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. It is estimated that 550,000 new infections occur each year in Canada, about 220,000 in the UK and around 6 million in the United States. At least 50% of the sexually active population get HPV at some stage. - See more at: http://healthworldnet.com/link-directory/top-4-more/bugs-and-infections/herpes.html#sthash.XMz5kCRr.dpuf
This web site is dedicated to women who choose to know all about HPV, and use that information to take control of their cervical cancer risk.
International Cevical Cancer Foundation
Established in 2006, the INCCA Foundation is committed to improving the health and quality of life of Peruvian women through the primary and secondary prevention of female genital tract cancers, including cervical cancer. Our preventative efforts are aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality from these cancers, especially in women with limited economic resources.
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation
The idea for the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation was born when Kirk and Brenda Forbes’ 23 year-old daughter, Kristen Forbes passed away after a yearlong battle with HPV caused cervical cancer.
Margaret Maku Cervical Cancer Foundation
MMCCF is a foundation in honour of the late Mrs. Margaret Maku King Akpalu who had been lost due to cervical cancer. Mission...
To carry out education and as well raise funds to help
victims of this situation.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
To help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing and HPV testing when recommended.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
This year, an estimated 12,340 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and nearly 4,030 will die of the disease. Cervical cancer used to be one of the most common causes of cancer death in women in the United States. Today, lives are saved because of regular screening with a Pap test (also called a Pap smear).
RHO Cervical Cancer
RHO Cervical Cancer is designed to provide easy access to science-based information for health program managers and decision-makers seeking to prevent cervical cancer in developing countries and low-resource settings. We are pleased to offer you some of the best cervical cancer information available worldwide.
SAS Cervical Cancer Foundation
SAS Cervical Cancer Foundation is a realization of the dream Sybil Ann Seehawer had while she was battling cervical cancer. Sybil wanted to help other women who were battling cervical cancer the way her friends, her "angels" supported her financially and emotionally. Though she is no longer with us, we hope by sharing her story of courage and strength we will raise awareness about this disease.
Stephanie Vasofsky Cervical Cancer Foundation
Through our foundation, we want to educate, uncover, and reveal that HPV is the only link to cervical cancer. That over 50% of the women diagnosed with cervical cancer will die, and that there is a vaccination that can protect us from the suffering that Stephanie endured.
The Hicks Foundation
The Hicks Foundation's education campaign, "Mission Possible," is a series of local gatherings that encourage dialogue about HPV and Cervical Cancer prevention. These gatherings endeavor to educate every woman in Vermont about simple steps they can take to protect themselves against cervical cancer.
Detailed Guide: Cervical Cancer. Almost everyone who has been through cancer can benefit from getting some type of support. You need people you can turn to for strength and comfort. Support can come in many forms: family, friends, cancer support groups, church or spiritual groups, online support communities, or one-on-one counselors.
CDC supports activities to reduce the burden of cervical cancer that include screening, tracking, follow-up, case management, partnership and professional development, and public education and outreach.
Like all cancers, cancer of the cervix is much more likely to be cured if it is detected early and treated immediately.
GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers that affect a woman's reproductive organs. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cases of cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms at first. Later, you may have pelvic pain or bleeding from the vagina. It usually takes several years for normal cells in the cervix to turn into cancer cells.
National Cancer Institute
Information about Cervical Cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy
Although there are several known risk factors for getting cervical cancer, no one knows exactly why one woman gets it and another doesn't. One of the most important risk factors for cervical cancer is infection with a virus called HPV (human papilloma virus).
The treatment of cervical cancer varies worldwide, largely due to large variances in disease burden in developed and developing nations, access to surgeons skilled in radical pelvic surgery, and the emergence of "fertility sparing therapy" in developed nations. Because cervical cancers are radiosensitive, radiation may be used in all stages where surgical options do not exist.