When the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Cancer Society join forces to state: "HPV vaccine is cancer prevention," every oral health care provider must become informed. Cases of oropharyngeal cancer caused by HPV are on the rise. Although most people infected by HPV don't develop oropharyngeal cancer, when it does occur, about 70% of cases are caused by HPV. While the disease is treatable, oropharyngeal cancer and its aftermath take a heavy toll. As an oral healthcare provider, you play a critical role in discussing cancer prevention and HPV vaccination.
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Learn How To
- Update your knowledge of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
- Define your role in the prevention of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
- Advocate for the increased use of the HPV vaccine
- Utilize motivational interviewing as a tool to influence HPV vaccination
Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies