Tag: HPV

A Cancer Researcher’s Thoughts on HPV Vaccination

I have some excellent news to share. The FDA recently approved Gardasil 9, Merck’s HPV vaccine, for the prevention of head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In the US, this particular cancer is the most prevalent type of the six different cancers caused by HPV. There are about 13,500 new cases.


The Changing Face of Head and Neck Cancer

Oral, head and neck cancer refers to cancer that develops in the mouth, throat, voice box, sinuses, nasal cavity or salivary glands. In 2020, it is estimated that 650,000 people will be affected by head and neck cancer (HNC) worldwide. Globally, there are roughly 330,000 deaths due to HNC each year. Smoking and drinking have.


The University of Virginia/Abingdon Ear Nose and Throat Associates — Free Screening — Abingdon, VA

The University of Virginia, partnering with Abingdon Ear Nose and Throat Associates, will be hosting a head and neck cancer screening event at the offices of Abingdon Ear Nose and Throat Associates in Abingdon, VA. All services, provided free of charge, include: – Oral cavity examinations – Laryngoscopic examinations – Smoking cessation counseling – HPV.


IA Immunization Summit featuring Dr. Moore and Jason Mendelsohn

HNCA president and executive board member, Dr. Michael Moore and Jason Mendelsohn were featured in today’s Immunization Summit as part of the two-day conference held in Altoona, Iowa and sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Immunization Program. Speakers talked about a variety of topics in relation to immunization such as the link between.


Samaritan Health Services — Heart To Heart Resource Fair with Free Screening — Boys and Girls Club, Corvallis, OR

Low income and homeless resource fair at the Boys and Girls Club in Albany Oregon.


IU Health Tipton Hospital — Free Screening — Tipton, IN

This is a free Head and Neck Cancer screening event at IU Health Tipton Hospital. Screening is from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM on April 27th, 2019. Pre-Registration can be made at 765-675-8397 Registration at the door is first come first serve. There will be other health screenings including: Blood Pressure Sleep Disorders Bone Density.


21st Century Care — Head/Neck Cancer 5K/2Mile Walk – Fort Myers, FL

5k run/2mile walk to raise awareness for head/neck cancer April 27th Century Link Park 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy Fort Myers, FL 33912 7am registration 8am event starts (239) 938 9301 Kathy.Tolentino@21co.com 7th Annual 5K Run / 2-Mile Walk to Support Head & Neck Cancer Patients


University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology — Annual Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Conference – Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will be hosting the annual Oral Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Conference. Cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to attend this half-day conference, including breakout sessions (with topics such as Dental Care after Cancer, Immunotherapy, and Rehabilitation topics, etc.), social and support gatherings,.


Michigan Medicine — Free Screening — Ann Arbor, MI

Do you smoke or chew tobacco? Are you concerned about the amount of alcohol you drink? Is your throat or mouth sore? Do you have hoarseness that won’t go away? Trouble swallowing food? Or a lump in your neck? Any of these problems could be signs of throat cancer. Throat cancer can be treated if.


Patel Hospital — Free Screening — Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Patients with suspicious, precancerous oral lesions will be screnning for free of cost. clinical inspection and exmaination of head and neck will be done suspicious lesions will be subjected to further battery of tests


1-866-792-HNCA (4622)




I had no idea that HPV could cause head and neck cancer. I am an advocate for everyone I know. I don’t want them to experience what I and my family experienced because we did not know about this sexually transmitted virus.Tina O’Dell
Survivor of HPV-Attributed Stage III Squamous Cell


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