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CDC discusses HPV Cancer Prevention

Discussing HPV screening, vaccination, and the clinician's role in prevention. An OB-GYN who treats cervical cancer, a mother / Pediatrician who had her daughters vaccinated, and a survivor of cervical cancer.

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CDC discusses HPV Cancer Prevention (VIDEO)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discusses the importance of HPV screening, vaccination, and the role of the clinician in helping prevent HPV and related cancers. The video presents three viewpoints: An OB-GYN who treats cervical cancer, a mother / Pediatrician who had her daughters vaccinated for HPV, and a survivor of cervical cancer.
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