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Gardasil OK to prevent anal cancer, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to expand the use of the popular HPV vaccine Gardasil to prevent anal cancer in young women and men, agency officials said Wednesday. Full story

Gay benefit shapes debate about HPV vaccine for boys

New evidence suggests that HPV vaccination, once targeted primarily at girls and women, may protect males against life-threatening cancer, too. But is that enough reason to for everyone to get the shots? Full story

Fawcett’s death spotlights a rare cancer

In a perverse twist of medical fate, Farrah Fawcett has become the poster girl for anal cancer, a rare disease often linked to a sexually transmitted virus. Full story

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Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett died after a three-year battle against anal cancer.

 Actress Farrah Fawcett
Actress Farrah Fawcett

1975: Studio headshot portrait of American actor Farrah Fawcett smiling while wearing a dark blouse and a chain. Fawcett has her trademark layered, wavy shag hairdo. Fawcett, 62, died after a battling anal cancer on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.