The incidence of cervical has been declining over the past two decades, but HPV-caused anal and rectal cancers are increasing. If the current trend continues, new anal and rectal cancers will surpass cervical cancers by 2025 in women 50+.
The problem, says Lori J. Pierce, MD, President of the American Society for Clinical oncology, is that while there are clear screening and vaccine guidelines for cervical cancer, we don’t have screening guidelines or consistent vaccine guidelines for these other cancers.
See ‘Great Deal of Work’ Still Needed to Reverse Increasing Rates of Several HPV-Related Cancers” by Audrey Sternberg on the Cure Today website (May 20, 2021)