Cervical Cancer Vaccine Camillus NY

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works for women aged 24 to 45 in Camillus who aren't already infected by HPV, the virus that has been linked to cervical cancer and other cervical diseases. That's the finding from Dr. Nubia Munoz, of the National Institute of Cancer in Bogota, Columbia, who noted that women's rising age at first marriage and increasing divorce rates have led to more widespread premarital intercourse and pairing with new sexual partners around middle age.

Local Companies

Irene Cherrick
(315) 464-5294
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
PETER SADOWITZ, MD
(315) 464-4363
750 E Adams Street
Syracuse, NY
Heidi S Puc, MD
315-472-7504
PO Box 2050
East Syracuse, NY
Lawrence Carl Panasci, MD
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
Sara J Grethlein, MD
315-464-2641
714 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY
Bernard J Poiesz
(315) 464-8200
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
Jeffrey A Bogart
(315) 464-5276
750 E. Adams St.
Syracuse, NY
AJEET GAJRA, MD
(315) 464-8200
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Benjamin Shetley Himpler, MD
315-472-4584
2200 E Genesee St
Syracuse, NY
John Joseph Gullo, MD
315-472-7504
PO Box 408
Jamesville, NY
Data Provided by:
    

Provided By:

TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works for women aged 24 to 45 who aren't already infected by HPV, the virus that has been linked to cervical cancer and other cervical diseases.

That's the finding from Dr. Nubia Munoz, of the National Institute of Cancer in Bogota, Columbia, who noted that women's rising age at first marriage and increasing divorce rates have led to more widespread premarital intercourse and pairing with new sexual partners around middle age.

Their study included more than 3,200 women, aged 24 to 45, with no history of cervical disease or cancer or genital warts caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The women received either the quadrivalent HPV vaccine, which protects against the four HPV types, or a placebo at day one and months two and six of the study.

The women were followed for about 2.2 years and the researchers identified four cases of infection or disease in the vaccinated group, compared to 41 cases in the placebo group. That means the vaccine was 91 percent effective against all four virus strains.

When they looked at only HPV types 16 and 18, the researchers found four cases in the vaccine group and 23 in the placebo group, which means the vaccine was 83 percent effective against those two HPV types.

"Lower effectiveness detected in the mixed population (susceptible women and those who have already acquired HPV infection or HPV-associated disease) suggests that the public health effect of vaccinating women aged 25 to 45 years will be smaller than that recorded after vaccinating susceptible adolescents. This notion will be assessed in future cost-benefit analyses," the study authors wrote.

The findings appear online June 2 and in an upcoming print issue of The Lancet.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about HPV vaccines.

SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, June 1, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Camillus NY
Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study. U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at a moderate pace for several hours a week -- were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- Folic Acid Preventing Breast Cancer Camillus NY
- Breast Cancer Treatment Camillus NY
- HPV and Cervical Cancer Camillus NY
- Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Camillus NY
- Colon Cancer Prevention Camillus NY
- Follow Up After Skin Cancer Camillus NY
- Fertility in Ovarian Cancer Patients Camillus NY
- Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy Camillus NY