Podcast: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

In this episode of Back to Health, Suzanne Irene Pastore, M.D. discusses what patients should know about Human Papillomavirus (HPV). She discusses the impacts of HPV as the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. She also goes over how it is tested through the pap smear, which was developed by Dr. George Papanicolaou during his time at Cornell University Medical College’s Department of Anatomy. She highlights the importance of vaccination for teens and adults in the prevention of certain strains of HPV. She also emphasizes why it's important for parents to have honest conversations with their kids and the doctors about the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent cancer.

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