The incidence of second primary cancers is rising particularly among pediatric, adolescent, and young adult (PAYA) cancer survivors. While human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers can be prevented by vaccination, their uptake is lower and delayed in this group. Because a recommendation from a health care provider is the strongest predictor of HPV vaccination, there are great opportunities for PAYA cancer care providers to positively impact HPV vaccination rates. Prioritizing PAYA cancer care provider education as well as improving the education of and coordination with primary care providers are viewed as opportunities to encourage HPV vaccine uptake and prevent future cancers.

See related article by Garcia et al., p. 581

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