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The HPV Action Story

On 24 July 2018, public health minister Steve Brine took fewer than 30 seconds to inform the House of Commons that boys would now be covered by the national HPV vaccination programme. His short statement marked the culmination of a five-year campaign led by HPV Action which, 2018, had grown into a partnership of 51

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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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Scottish government needs to heed public health england’s stance

The founder of Falkirk-based national charity, the Throat Cancer Foundation has broadly welcomed a decision made by the UK Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that a universal vaccination programme protecting boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) is cost effective. This decision paves the way for the Government, through Public Health England, to extend

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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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