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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. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Please note that unlike most other STDs HPV is not prevented with the use of condoms.
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