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Michael Douglas draws attention to HPV cancers in men

Michael Douglas draws attention to HPV cancers in men

Source: KOMO TV

Michael Douglas’ announcement that his throat cancer was caused by the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) surprised many who believed the infection only caused cervical cancer in women. But in fact, HPV-related cancers affecting both men and women are on the rise in the United States and very few men are getting the vaccine that could protect them. Rachel Katzenellenbogen, of Seattle Children’s Hospital, discusses the issue.

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