Oncology experts release new guidelines to parents on cancer prevention

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 file photo, Lauren Fant, left, winces as she has her third and final application of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine administered by nurse Stephanie Pearson at a doctor's office in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

(WISH) – Oncology experts are set to release a joint message to parents on preventing cancer.

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say children under 15 years of age should get two doses of the HPV vaccine every six months rather than the three doses advised in the past.

The guidelines say the vaccine is still effective with two doses.

The CDC says HPV rates are steadily rising in the United States with around 39,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

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