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Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Strongly favor: Before pap smears, 30000 women died in the usa every hear from cancers caused by hpv, and today keeping this at bay required great inconvenience and expense. Only a few extremists are opposed to this, as some folks were to treating syphilis with penicillin. Even a woman who never has a partner or was a virgin along with her husband can be raped and infected. It protects men as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Cervical cancer screening?

Cervical cancer screening?

Pap smear: Have your pap smear done starting at age 21 and is the best thing you can do to prevent it. ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more

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What all cancers does HPV vaccine prevent?

What all cancers does HPV vaccine prevent?

Many: Hpv isbest known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer deadly?

Is cervical cancer deadly?

Can be if untreated: Early intervention is always best.

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I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

How ?: You have provided no useful information as a basis for an answer. If you never had the hpv vaccine, consider yourself likely exposed and infected. Regular pap smears have been the mainstay of cervical cancer screening for decades, and you should follow that program. Years from now the vaccine may decrease the need for annual paps, for now, most need them. ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

Yes: Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...Read more

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I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

Very effective!: Congratulations on being vaccinated against HPV! It is one of the most effective vaccines ever developed, virtually 100% against the 2 HPV types that cause about 70% of cervical cancers. One of the two vaccines (Gardasil) also prevents genital warts. In the next year or so, there will be a new vaccine that covers additional types, preventing over 90% of the cancer-causing HPV infections. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising and more than 50%. ...Read more

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Who is the cervical cancer vaccine recommended for?

Who is the cervical cancer vaccine recommended for?

Women 9-26yo: Currently the vaccine is only approved by insurances for women 9-26yo, but i believe that it should be offered to all since 80% of us will have hpv. Eventually it will be offered to men as well. ...Read more

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How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

When a woman is exposed to genital human papillomavirus (HPV), her immune system usually prevents the virus from doing serious harm: But in a small number of women, the virus survives for years. Eventually, the virus can lead to the conversion of normal cells on the surface of the cervix into cancerous cells. At first, cells may only show signs of a viral infection. Eventually, the cells may develop precancerous changes. This is known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, which usually goes away spontaneously. In some cases, however, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may progress to invasive cervical cancer. It's not clear why some women are more likely to develop cervical cancer. Some types of HPV are simply more aggressive than are others. Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of cervical cancer. There are two HPV vaccines available — Gardasil and Cervarix. They offer protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV. Gardasil is approved for boys and men, girls and women ages 9 to 26. Cervarix is approved for girls and women ages 9 to 25. If you're sexually active, the best way to prevent HPV and other sexually transmitted infections is to remain in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Otherwise, when you have sexual intercourse always have your partner use a condom. Regular screening for cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix is important, too. . ...Read more

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How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more