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Doctor insights on: Gardasil Cervical Cancer Vaccine

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For what length of time do the cervical cancer (gardasil) vaccines last?

For what length of time do the cervical cancer (gardasil) vaccines last?

Hard to say: We know that some have a decline in effect if the 3 dose series is not completed.Work with similar products suggests the possibility of lifetime antibody protection. However, since it is a newer vaccine it will take another twenty five or more years of use and study to confirm the longevity of this protection. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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For what reasons might the gardasil commercial clame it is a cervical cancer vaccine?

For what reasons might the gardasil commercial clame it is a cervical cancer vaccine?

Stops the HPV cause: Gardasil is a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (hpv). It is actually a vaccine for several forms of hpv, and hpv is overwhelmingly the most common cause of cervical cancer. Preventing hpv can help prevent cervical cancer. ...Read more

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If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?

If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?

Mixed question: Gardasil can reduce your risk of some strains of HPV that can trigger cervical cancer, if you have the shots before you are exposed.Chlamydia has no direct effect on cancer risk, but the germ likes to live in/destroy the sensitive linings of your Fallopian tubes, which can render you unable to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Gardasil: Since gardasil protects against certain strains only, it is still possible to develop cervical cancer.Gardasil is about 80 percent effective ...Read more

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I have had the jab against cervical cancer (gardasil) what are the chances of my getting mouth or throat cancer?

I have had the jab against cervical cancer (gardasil) what are the chances of my getting mouth or throat cancer?

Depends: There are presently 3 vaccines available.All cover the 2 primary strains associated with cervical,throat and anal cancer. The newest covers 5 additional strains that could be linked to a minority of cancers. The vaccine does help protect against the most common strains, which reduces risk a lot, but not 100%.The vaccine is not site specific, it protects against cancer in any site. ...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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What are side effect of taking gardsil? Does it really prevent cervical cancer because if it did doesn't that mean they found a cure for cancer confus

What are side effect of taking gardsil? Does it really prevent cervical cancer because if it did doesn't that mean they found a cure for cancer confus

Nothing major: No major side effects have been linked to the Gardasil vaccine. Minor side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and pain at the injection site. Gardasil provides immunity against hpv types 16 and 18, which cause almost 70% of cervical cancers. But not all hpv types are covered. ...Read more

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Can you die from cervical cancer vaccine?

Can you die from cervical cancer vaccine?

Undoubtedly: There will be a case of allergy, but this is an amazingly effective and safe vaccine. I have vaccinated all of my daughters ( youngest is 14) and would my sons as well, but have none. ...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 effective is the vaccine in preventing cervical cancer?

How effective is the vaccine in preventing cervical cancer?

See Below: Current projections are 65-70% prevention rate, which may prevent 7000 deaths per year! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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