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Despite implementing a state policy change allowing better treatment options for women with breast and cervical cancer, Arizona still falls short on combatting cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality evaluates each state’s activity on seven issues crucial to winning the fight against cancer.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease causing genital warts and cervical cancer, as well as cancers of the vulva, vagina and anus. An estimated 10,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
The most common sexually-transmitted disease, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), causes genital warts and is responsible for the onset of cervical cancer. The virus has many sub-types; the benign ones cause genital warts and the more aggressive sub-types infect the cervix, creating pre-cancerous and cancerous changes over time. The majority of cervical cancers are caused by HPV sub-types 16 and 18, while sub-types 6 and 11 are the culprits for genital warts.
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