Infographic: Screening Won’t Protect Your Patients from Most HPV Cancers
Screening won’t protect your patients from most HPV cancers.
Protect your preteen patients today with HPV vaccine.
Cervical Cancer: Just the tip of the iceberg
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Cervical cancer is the only type of HPV cancer for which there is a recommended screening test.
Even with screening, in the United States 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
Source: CDC. Cancers associated with human papillomavirus, United States—2010–2014 [2 pages]. USCS data brief, no. 1. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2017.
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Cases every year
- Around 216,000 high grade cervical lesions
- Around 468,700 low grade cervical precancers
While cervical precancers are routinely screened for, these precancers may require invasive testing and treatment.
Sources: Joura EA, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Oct;23(10):1997-2008. Guan P, et al. Int J Cancer. 2012 Nov 15;131(10):2349-59.
Other HPV Cancers
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Cases Every Year
800 penile cancer
3,200 vulvar and vaginal cancer
5,700 anal/rectal cancer
12,200 oropharyngeal cancer
Recommended cancer screening tests are not available yet for these cancers. These cancers may not be detected until they cause health problems.
Over 90% of cancers caused by HPV are preventable through HPV vaccination.
Source: CDC. Cancers associated with human papillomavirus, United States—2010–2014.
Don’t rely on screening to catch it later.
Protect them now with HPV vaccination.
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HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention.
- Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018
- Page last updated: August 23, 2018
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