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In 2022, there were an estimated 20 million new cancer cases, 9.7 million deaths and 53.5 million 5-year cancer survivors.
The annual American Cancer Society report on U.S. cancer statistics notes that the leading cause of death for people with HIV is cancer.
LGBTQ disparities exist in cervical cancer prevention—including HPV vaccines—and in rates of anal cancer, notably among those with HIV.
While expensive new drugs are developed, thousands of people can’t get a drug like cisplatin that costs as little as $6 a dose.
Screening should be done based on which organs a person has, not their gender identity.
Human papillomavirus and hepatitis B vaccines lower the risk of developing cancer.
Human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, can cause cervical, anal, and oral cancers.
Vaccines could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other cancers caused by human papillomavirus.
Plus, a court ruling has the potential to invalidate required free screenings, including for breast, colorectal, cervical and lung cancer.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
Prompt detection treatment of precancerous lesions cut the likelihood of developing anal cancer by more than half.
A pilot program is assessing whether self-testing for the cancer-causing virus can reach women who otherwise might not get screened.
Long-awaited results from the ANCHOR study suggest screening to detect precancerous lesions should be part of routine care.
A majority people with oral and throat cancer tested positive for DNA from high-risk HPV types in their saliva.
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