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Infographic: Screening Won’t Protect Your Patients from Most HPV Cancers

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Infographic, Screening won’t protect your patients from most cancer caused by HPV infection.

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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.

Cervical Precancers

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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.

USCS data brief, no. 1. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2017. [2 pages]

Don’t rely on screening to catch it later.

Protect them now with HPV vaccination.

https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/more-than-screening/index.html

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HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention.

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