"These are relatively rare cancers," said Saslow. "However, for men who have sex with other men, their risk is significantly higher than the general population."
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reported Monday that HPV may increase a woman's chances for heart disease, even if she doesn't have any recognized cardiovascular risk factors.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more on HPV.
SOURCES: Oct. 25, 2011, press telebriefing with Anne Schuchat, M.D., director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Kenneth Bromberg, M.D., FAAP, chairman of pediatrics and director, Vaccine Research Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York City; Jean Bonhomme, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, and president, National Black Men's Health Network; Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., director, breast and gynecologic cancer programs, American Cancer Society; March 2011, The Lancet; Oct. 25, 2011, statement, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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