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HPV vaccinination—this is real, people

First let me remind you that I’ve written extensively about HPV infection, cervical cancer, and Gardasil, the vaccine to prevent these. The links are at the bottom of the post for your reference. OK, here’s the deal. A bloggy friend of mine is dealing with some serious health concerns due to HPV infection. I’ve written…

Cancer 202—Radiation therapy

(NB: as is usual with my more “science-y” posts, oversimplification is the rule. –PalMD) It’s been a very long while since I’ve updated my series on cancer. I keep meaning to, but you know how things go. Lately, though, I’ve been curious about radiation oncology, the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancers. What set…