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Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

You be judge: The Gardasil has been on the marker longer and covers both cancer related strains in the Cervarix plus 2 strains that cause painful external genital warts. If your only interest is the cancer, either will do. I prefer and only stock the gardasil. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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What is some basic knowledge about condyloma acuminata (hpv virus)?

What is some basic knowledge about condyloma acuminata (hpv virus)?

Viral: This is a very common type of infection that most of us have been exposed to at some point. It's estimated that up to 92% of sexually active adults have some type of hpv infection (there are over 100 subtypes). Condyloma (warts) are caused by hpv type 6 & 11. Transmission is by touch & is basically the same as a wart on any other part of the body. ...Read more

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Does metformin protect against liver cancer, new research results?

Does metformin protect against liver cancer, new research results?

The global: "metformin prevents cancer" may be an optimistic early view, and in opposition to the "glitazone" issue (avandia, actos) that might be associated with cancer. The early statement was for pancreas cancer. Metformin is a very useful anti-diabetic drug, helps with weight loss, but not a cancer panacea. ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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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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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...Read more

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Scientific studies on resveratrol and cancer chemoprevention?

Scientific studies on resveratrol and cancer chemoprevention?

Too early: It is too early in the course of resveratrol reseach to know if it has any useful properties. A balanced diet, low in saturated fats, rich in fresh vegetable and fruits is more likely to be helpful for healthy living. Avoid tobacco and keep alcohol to a minimum. ...Read more

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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...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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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read more

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Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

My goodness: I need more than 400 characters to answer that question! the answer is yes, cell and molecular biology research has led to better understanding of cancer and significant improvements in therapy. The limitation i see to this is the tremendous cost of the new medicines derived from said research. Prevention and early detection are still very important and will be even more as the population ages. ...Read more

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What's new in cervical cancer research?

What's new in cervical cancer research?

Couple things: Significant advances in image guided brachytherapy have been made and shown improved outcomes for certain women. Some new data suggesting gemcitabine and Cisplatin may be an improvement over Cisplatin alone with radiation. Also a new trial open asking whether additional chemo after chemo and radiation is beneficial for certain women (outback study). ...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 there any new research on scids disease?

Is there any new research on scids disease?

Very likely: The best way to look for recent research on less common diseases, such as SCIDS, is to go to their official website- google SCIDS and then look for their official family web site. Usually on these sites, that are run by both medical and family members there will be a section that lists current places were new drugs, or clinical trials, are being run. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Not exactly: More than 90% of adults have antibodies to hsv1 by the 5th decade of life. In western populations 80-100% of adults of lower socioeconomic status had antibodies compared to only 30-50% of adults in higher socioeconomic groups. ...Read more

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If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

Mostly: It prevents infection with the strains that are most likely to cause cancer, and some of the strains that cause warts. ...Read more