What if I told you there are infections so prevalent that they affect nearly 1 million people every day worldwide? Not only that, but these particular infections continue to be on the rise each and every year. I’m talking about sexually transmitted infections, or STIs (also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs). Sexual … Continue reading 7 things to know about sexually transmitted infections
What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers known to be caused by a virus known as human papilloma virus (HPV). There are about 200 types of HPV, including low-risk strains that can cause warts and high-risk strains that can cause cervical cancer. The types of HPV that can lead to … Continue reading 5 things every woman should know about cervical cancer and HPV
As an OB/GYN, I have seen and dealt with the consequences of HPV-related disease and have been very vocal about aggressively promoting vaccination. I have vaccinated my own children against HPV and make it a habit to educate my patients who are mothers of preteens/teens to consider the HPV vaccine for their children. But we are still seeing too many … Continue reading HPV vaccine: To give or not to give
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted viruses and is a common cause of many types of mucosal cancers, including virtually all cervical, vaginal, penile and vulvar cancers. Of these, cervical cancer is the second most frequent gynecological malignancy in the world. It also represents 12 percent of cancer in … Continue reading Baylor researchers develop new therapy for cancer patients
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancer annually. The Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Program at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth treats patients with all stages of head and neck cancers. The program’s primary focus is the development and implementation of strategies … Continue reading Head and Neck Cancer: The 12 Facts Doctors Wish You Knew
The Centers for Disease Control report that approximately 85 percent of Americans will have some form of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in their system during their lifetime. Many of those infected with the virus will never know they have it, while others may develop serious health problems. Donna Cristy, RN, MSN, FNP-C, said that in … Continue reading Men, could you be living with HPV?