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Better Health: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Testing

By Ken Dey, News and Community
September 18, 2013

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease.  Research shows it's also a cause of certain types of cancer. The good news is that there's a vaccine that could prevent and even wipe out HPV.  Dr. Banu Symington,  a St. Luke's MSTI oncologist,  says it's important for both girls and boys to get the vaccine before they become sexually active.

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Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.