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There’s no cure for #HPV. Most of the time, it goes away by itself within 2 years. It’s only when HPV stays in the body for many years that it might cause oral cancers. Only a small # of people will have an HPV infection cascade all the way into oralpharyngeal cancer, but that number is increasing almost 10% annually.
A small # of people will have an #HPV infection cascade all the way into #oralcancer, but that number is increasing almost 10% annually.
The Oral Cancer Foundation has advocated at the CDC for vaccination of girls AND boys, to more quickly reach the point of "herd immunity" in our country and protect future generations from HPV-caused cancers.
#Vaxfacts #shotofprevention #Oralcancerawareness
#HPV herd immunity can protect today and tomorrows generations from HPV-associated cancer #oralcancerawareness #shotofprevention
*Messages have been adapted from CDC and The Oral Cancer Foundation resources. Statistics for North Dakota Oral Cancer rates are updated annually by the North Dakota State Cancer Registry.
Other Oral Cancer and HPV Information Resources:
Oral cancer and HPV associated head and neck cancer data supported by The Oral Cancer Foundation: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/hpv-oral-cancer-facts/
From American Cancer Society & National HPV Vaccination Roundtable: This Clearinghouse pools together resources such as patient education tools, provider education tools, and statistics & vaccination information from multiple national partners including ACS, CDC, AHEC, and AAP. HPV Vaccination Resource Clearinghouse
HPV prevention and infection resources and materials available: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/index.html
This toolkit was developed by the North Dakota Cancer Coalition HPV Taskforce, established in 2012. Our mission is to improve awareness of HPV infection and the availability of HPV 9 Guardasil vaccine for cancer prevention. The HPV Taskforce is comprised of leaders and stakeholders in HPV prevention across North Dakota, including oral health professionals, local public health, North Dakota Department of Health, Merck & Co., physicians, nurses, and quality improvement professionals from major North Dakota health systems.
If you are interested in more information about the HPV Taskforce, North Dakota Cancer Coalition, or how you can get involved please contact Janna Pastir at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com