This session of Grand Rounds explores the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) -associated cancer and disease in the United States and prevention through HPV vaccination. Each year, there are an estimated 26,000 HPV-attributable cancers in the United States. About 17,000 occur in women, most of which are cervical cancers, and about 9,000 occur in men, most of which are oropharyngeal cancers. CDC estimates that $8 billion are spent each year on direct medical costs for preventing and treating HPV-associated disease.
This session provides more insight about the HPV vaccination program and how CDC, state and local health departments, and health care providers are working together to achieve high vaccination levels and reduce the substantial burden of HPV-associated disease.
This is Part 1 of a lecture in three parts.
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