HPV Cancer Increase

Posted at 1:07 PM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 13:07:28-04

H.P.V. related cancers appear to be on the rise.

Many strains of the human Papilloma Virus are known to cause a variety of cancers Including cervical and head and neck cancers.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the number of H.P.V. cancers increased to nearly 39-thousand between 2008 and 2012.

Experts say a majority of those cancers could be prevented by the H.P.V. vaccine recommended for both girls and boys.

However less than 40-percent of teen girls receive all three vaccine doses. Among boys, that percentage drops to about 20-percent.