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Will getting a hpv vaccine reduce my chances of getting vaginal cancer?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes!!!: Yes, at least 50%, or more, of all vaginal cancers are caused by hpv. That is in addition to essentially all cervical cancer, 50% of vulvar cancer, 70% plus of anal cacers, 70% of head and neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers. Plus most abnormal paps and all genital warts. The vaccine works in 99.5% or receipients and is 95+% efficacious against vaginal cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Vaginal cancer: Although not specifically studied in great detail, we believe so. Hpv causes both vaginal and cervical cancer.

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Last updated Feb 8, 2017

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