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Rise in cancers related to HPV virus despite vaccine

(WTVR) – An annual cancer report finds overall cancer death rates are declining in the United States.

But the number of cases of some cancers related to HPV have actually gone up.. despite the vaccine available to prevent the HPV infections that can lead to cancer.

The first vaccine, Gardisil was approved by the FDA back in 2006.

The report concludes there’s a need for more prevention efforts for HPV related cancers, including getting more people vaccinated.