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Saint Peter’s University Hospital Presents “The HPV Vaccine’s Role in Cancer Prevention for Your Adolescent"

May 19, 2021

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Presents “The HPV Vaccine’s Role in Cancer Prevention for Your Adolescent"

New Brunswick, N.J. – May 19, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, will host the final lecture in its virtual family lecture series on the topic of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM over Zoom. The lecture, “The HPV Vaccine’s Role in Cancer Prevention for Your Adolescent” will be presented by Daniela Correa, MD, pediatrician, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
 
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2018, there were about 43 million HPV infections, many among people in their late teens and early 20s. HPV can cause cervical and other cancers including cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus. Every year, more than 4,000 women die from cervical cancer, even with screening and treatment. HPV can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils. Approximately 19,400 women and 12,100 men are affected by cancers caused by HPV every year.
 
Most people with HPV do not know they are infected, which is why it is important to be vaccinated against the virus. The CDC recommends HPV vaccination for everyone, male or female, between the ages of 11 through 26.  
 
In this presentation, Dr. Correa will address why it’s important to vaccinate adolescents against HPV. They will also share key facts about HPV and the safety of the HPV vaccine.
 
To register for “The HPV Vaccine’s Role in Cancer Prevention for Your Adolescent,” please visit:
https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7kQcomXSReqmT-3slyOPpw

If you have any questions about the virtual lectures, please contact Robert J. LaForgia, coordinator, Healthier Middlesex, at rlaforgia@saintpetersuh.com or 732-745-8600, ext. 5831. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
 
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
 
 

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