Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that can lead to cancer, in both men and women. Nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected with HPV in the United States. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year.
Over 30,000 people in the United States each year are affected by a cancer caused by HPV infection. While there is screening available for cervical cancer for women, there is no screening for the other cancers caused by HPV infection.
HPV vaccination provides effective, and lasting protection against the HPV infections that most commonly cause cancer.
And generally speaking…the vaccine is quite safe. But if you are at our site, then you or a loved one may have been injured as a result of a HPV vaccination. Vaccine injuries are very rarem but very real.