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If You Were Asked to Name a Two-Word Phrase You Never Want to Read …

Posted on | December 25, 2010 | 9 Comments

. . . I’m pretty sure “anal cancer” would be near the top of your list:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Gardasil (human papillomavirus vaccine) has been widened to include prevention of anal cancer and associated precancerous lesions, the agency said in a news release.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with about 90% of the estimated 5,300 cases of anal cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, the FDA said, citing statistics from the American Cancer Society. More women are diagnosed than men.
The latest approval for Gardasil covers people aged 9 to 26. The vaccine was previously approved for the same age group to prevent cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers in females, and for genital warts among both sexes …

Hmmm. The story said nothing about how people get this nasty carcinogenic virus in their anuses. It’s just so mysterious . . .


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