HPV Vaccination for Males: A New Perspective on Head and Neck Cancer? Vacina do HPV no Sexo Masculino: Uma Nova Perspetiva no Cancro da Cabeça e Pescoço?

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Isabel Pinto - Corresponding Author

Rua Conceição Fernandes 1079, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Mário Giesteira Almeida
Pedro Oliveira
Diamantino Helena
Artur Condé
João Firmino Machado

Abstract

Infection by human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary cause of cervical cancer, although it is also a risk factor for neoplasms on other areas, namely, head and neck. The increasing incidence of tumors in this region highlights the importance of implementing prevention and control interventions. Considering the effectiveness of HPV vaccine in the reduction of cervical cancer cases it may play a role as a preventive strategy for HPV positive head and neck cancers.

Keywords: Head and Neck Neoplasms; Male; Papillomavirus Infections/prevention & control; Papillomavirus Vaccines

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Pinto I, Almeida MG, Oliveira P, Helena D, Condé A, Machado JF. HPV Vaccination for Males: A New Perspective on Head and Neck Cancer? Vacina do HPV no Sexo Masculino: Uma Nova Perspetiva no Cancro da Cabeça e Pescoço?. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 30 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];6(4). Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/237
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