The government is reporting an increase in teenage girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine – but it’s not much of a bump.
The regularly scheduled pap smear — for many women, it’s a routine part of getting a checkup.
On this edition of Medical Frontiers Dr. Pifer is joined by Dr. Fredric Price, an expert in gynecologic oncology.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
GOP presidential hopeful Congresswoman Michele Bachmann talked about a tearful woman who says her daughter was harmed by the HPV vaccine. Despite no scientific evidence behind her statement, doctors fear the damage has been done.
A vaccine initially approved for girls to prevent cervical cancer is now gaining popularity with boys.