Emily just learned she has HPV… she is upset and scared. She was told there was nothing to do, except wait, and let the virus run its course. Emily decided to research other options that may help…
Finding out you have HPV can be upsetting, scary…so now what do you do?
You may be feeling upset, confused or having anxiety over the human papillomavirus, and that is normal. If you know you have HPV, you have either had a test to confirm you have HPV or you have genital warts. In general there are few if any symptoms for a HPV infection. And unfortunately HPV is passed very easily by skin to skin contact. So again, what do you do?
You are not alone.
According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN,
- Over 80 million people in the US are affected by HPV
- There are about 14 million new cases reported each year.
- National Cancer Institute – there is currently no medical treatment for HPV.
- Approximately a dozen HPV’s are considered as high risk which possibly can lead to cancer (warts are caused by low risk HPV infections and do not lead to cancer).
The Risks you face with HPV when it stays in your body
In most cases, your immune system will clear HPV from your body, even the high risk HPV infections within 1 to 2 years. The concern is when the virus remains in your body for many years there is a risk of developing cancer. It is important to clear the virus from your system. You need to know where you stand.
The Risk is Real and it is Growing
HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, affecting over 12,000 woman each year, with 4,000 related deaths. And, throat cancer related to HPV is on the rise. By 2020 it is expected that HPV will cause more throat and mouth cancer than cervical cancer*. In just 16 years there has been a 225% increase in throat and mouth cancers related to HPV. HPV is responsible for 70% of the throat cancers in the U.S. currently. Already we are hearing more about throat cancer as evidenced by Michael Douglas sharing his recent cancer experience.
According to the National Cancer Institute, there is currently no medical treatment for HPV. There is however treatment for genital warts and precancerous lesions.
Finally, you have a choice
Viruses come and go in our bodies a good deal of the time, it is simply part of life. Some viruses can be cleared from your body (Hepatitis C, the flu, colds), some only controlled (herpes, HIV). The good news is that HPV can be cleared from your body, maybe your immune system just needs a bit of a boost. Sometimes our bodies can use some help! Discover a unique way to support and boost your immune system against viruses. Finally, you have a choice.
Discover a unique way… pretty amazing system Mother Nature put in place.
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*2011 Journal of Clinical Oncology