July 20, 2018

Full JCVI statement: extending the vaccination programme to boys

Following the threat of a legal challenge by the Throat Cancer Foundation, and a robust awareness campaign with others, the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) finally decided on the 18th of July to extend the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to include boys. We had warned them for several years that it was

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Why does cancer research uk classify throat cancer as ‘hard to treat’?

When a patient is diagnosed with throat cancer, their treatment may include surgery, along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The throat area carries very important nerve ends, veins and the spinal cord, which if damaged during surgery to remove cancerous cells can affect a person’s hearing, their ability to speak, swallow and eat properly, their sight,

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