HPV Vaccines Prevent Head & Neck Cancers

Ultima Vez Modificado: 14 de enero del 2010

Share article


Imprima English

Question

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

Does the same HPV cause oral & cervical cancer and does the vaccine protect you against oral HPV?

Answer

Harry Quon, MD, MS (CRM), Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, responds:

There are many subtypes of HPV viruses much like the flu virus. The answer is that the subtypes that cause cervical cancer has also been the same ones that are strongly associated with oropharynx cancer. We don't know how effective the vaccines that have been used for cervix cancer are against oropharyngeal cancers right now.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series, How Much Do You Know About HPV? View the entire transcript here.

Imprima English

I Wish You Knew

How cancer patients have changed my life

View More



Blogs and Web Chats

OncoLink Blogs give our readers a chance to react to and comment on key cancer news topics and provides a forum for OncoLink Experts and readers to share opinions and learn from each other.




OncoLink OncoPilot

Frente a un nuevo diagnóstico de cáncer o de cambiar el curso de su tratamiento actual? Deje que nuestro personal de enfermería cáncer que ayudan a pasar!

Más información