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if hpv causes gyen and mouth cancers, why arent we hearing more about it for boomers who didn't use condomes much?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV: Boomers did not know about it because the test is fairly new. It was there then but we just did not know it or have a test for it. Hope this helps!
Answered on May 4, 2016
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Please note that unlike most other STDs HPV is not prevented with the use of condoms.
May 28, 2012
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Awareness: Cervical cancers are not too common- 12000 a year and almost all women get screened pretty regularly with pap smears and exams. For oral cancers, hpv causes about 15-20000 cases a year- this is now getting more apparent adn detections is becoming part of standard testing only now. Specific treatment fro these cancers are in trials.
Answered on Aug 2, 2012
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