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‘HPV & Throat Cancer’ Guides For Patients And Professionals

Following surveys of patients who have a HPV-related throat cancer and medical professionals who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers we’ve produced two guides which are now available. Our surveys found that people who were diagnosed with a HPV-related throat cancer were generally unaware of any sources of information about it,

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‘HPV Vaccine Cuts Cancer-causing Infection’

The BBC reports that HPV infections decreased in women aged 16 to 21 by 86% between 2010 and 2016. This is a result of the HPV vaccine being offered to girls at the age of 12 or 13, and is very good news as HPV causes 99% of all cervical cancers, meaning that girls who are

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HPV Jabs Will Be Offered To Thousands Of Teen Boys On The NHS

The Mail on Sunday has reported that Jeremy Hunt will give the go-ahead for boys to vaccinated against HPV at the same time as girls. While nothing is confirmed, this would be absolutely fantastic news as we’ve been campaigning for boys to be vaccinated since 2012. Last year the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

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We’ve Taken The First Step In Our Universal HPV Vaccination Case

Our lawyers have now sent a letter before claim to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) which is the first stage in the judicial review process. The letter sets out our argument that the present policy is unlawful as it constitutes direct

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Parents Want The HPV Vaccine For Their Sons – New Research

Following new research The Conversation have published this article. The fact that HPV vaccination is most effective when it is given before exposure to the virus is exactly why we’re campaigning for boys to be offered the vaccine at the same time as girls. We’ve extended our CrowdJustice campaign as we’re now nearly 90% towards our

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Patient Journey: Paul Younger

Paul Younger, 53, was diagnosed with tonsillar throat cancer caused by HPV in January. He is sharing his personal diary detailing his treatment and it’s effect on his life with the Mail on Sunday and you can read it here. Please note that this is a very honest personal account which includes the effects that treatment

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Jeremy Hunt Faces Fresh Calls To Vaccinate Teenage Boys Against HPV

The Mail on Sunday published this article today mentioning our intention to seek a judicial review on the grounds on gender discrimination if the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) make a final decision to continue to make the human papilloma virus (HPV) unavailable to males. We are crowdfunding to cover our potential costs at the moment

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Call To Extend HPV Vaccine To Boys As Cancer Rates Soar

The Guardian have today published an article saying that new figures, to be released in a couple of weeks, will show rates of head and neck cancers in men are now rising so quickly that it is imperative the current HPV vaccination policy to only offer immunisation to girls is reversed. You can read the article

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House Of Lords

Universal HPV Vaccination Discussed In House Of Lords

A question was raised by Baroness Altmann in the House of Lords today about universal HPV vaccination and was discussed by peers. You can view a video of the discussion here. We hope that as support for universal HPV vaccination continues to gather momentum the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will soon make their decision on whether

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Travel insurance for cancer patients

One issue which has come up time and time again for cancer patients and survivors is affordable travel insurance. Many people have said that travel insurance can end up costing more than the holiday itself, which can put people off travelling. It is not recommended to travel without travel insurance and some tour operators and

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