Aside from protecting against cervical cancer, the human papillomavirus vaccine could be 93% effective in preventing throat cancer, according to a study in the journal PLOS One. Researchers gave more than 7,400 women aged 18 to 25 either the HPV vaccine or a hepatitis A shot, and just one patient from the HPV vaccine group developed oral HPV infection after four years compared with 15 in the other group.
HPV vaccine linked to throat cancer protection in women
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