Every year in the United States, 14 million people - mostly young adults - become infected with HPV, leading to 26,000 HPV-related cancers.
There are more than 8,000 HPV-related cancers in men and 17,000 HPV-related cancers in women. Of these, 4,000 women will die from cervical cancer.
While HPV itself may be widespread, knowledge of the disease and understanding of the need for vaccination is not.
Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help guide parents when getting their children the very important HPV vaccine.