One in Every Three College Women Is Infected
HPV: Major Cause of Cancer
The New England Journal of Medicine (April 18, 1996)
reported that approximately one in every three female college students
in America is infected with a venereal disease called Human Papilloma Virus
(HPV). The Medical Institute for Sexual Health (April, 1994) reported that
the greatest danger of HPV is that it is the probable cause of almost all
cervical cancer. Based on statistics provided by the American Cancer
Society, it is estimated that in 1994 there were 16,000 new cases of cervical
cancer and 5,000 related deaths in the United States.
HPV also causes genital warts on both men and women
that range in size from a small tick to the size of a cauliflower. These
warts can be very difficult to cure, and sometimes require surgery.
Dr. Stephen Curry of the New England Medical Center
in Boston was quoted in TIME magazine as saying “This virus (HPV) is rampant.
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