Health experts: HPV vaccine cuts cancer risks

Health experts: HPV vaccine cuts cancer risks
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By Melanie Wong

VAIL — The most dangerous strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), which are linked to causing cervical cancer, could be a problem of the past, as more young people get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted infection (STI).According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and approximately 14 million people become newly infected each year, making it the most common STI in the nation. But, there is hope. Both Gardasil and Cervarix protect teens and young adults from the most dangerous strains of HPV — strains 16 and 18. And, researchers continue to …

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