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Melanoma Vaccine Availability
Meningitis vaccine : It a dead vaccine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
A little bit: Yes, but not a great deal. The good news is that surveillance for any skin cancer is the same. Examine your own skin regularly, and keep your scheduled appointments with your doctor or dermatologist. Notify them if you see any lesions which are concerning for skin cancer. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About correct: According to experts : the duration of immunity afforded to humans by a two injection vaccination course was found to be between two to three years. following administration of a booster dose (recommended at one year), one study found 97% of immuno-competent individuals demonstrate protective levels of neutralizing antibodies at 10 years.. ...Read more
Absolutely: The risks of the vaccine include fever, rash, and occasional discomfort. It does not cause pneumonia or seizures. The disease can cause death, not seen at all with the shot. And with an experience of over 30 years, it does not appear to increase the risk of adult infection. These are the facts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How sensitive is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer, irrespective of screening guidelines (uiss/nccn) , side effects, cost?
Possibly: Recent studies seem promising, but still a new modality. New studies are in the works ...Read more
Depends on depth: The prognosis for melanoma depends greatly on the stage at diagnosis. In the absence of spread to lymph nodes or other sites, the depth of the melanoma is the most important factor which predicts outcome. The deeper the tumor invades the more risk of it spreading/recurring. I caught early, melanoma is very curable. Discuss the case in question with your dermatologist or oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No and...: Only approved for men and women under the age of 26. Speaking just of men, 7, 000 hpv-associated cancers in the us alone may be prevented by vaccine yearly in men. Gardasil protects against most genital warts- 1 in 100 sexually active adults have genital warts. Of women: hpv is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. There are about 12, 000 new cervical cancer cases each year. ...Read more
Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines together on the same day?
Contraversial: Not clear as to why some children and even adults get a variety of reactions following vaccines. Obviously, there is an increased incidence of autoimmune problems worldwide, but this may or may not reflect increased vaccine use. No evidence that taking all together vrs separately will make any substantial ultimate difference, but personally, I am NOT clear regarding ultimate safety. ...Read more
No, it's alive: The live attenuated influenza vaccine (laiv) is a live-virus nasal spray flu vaccine. "attenuated" means the live-virus has been weakened so not to cause the flu in persons receiving the vaccine. Some people do get some sniffles or stuffy nose for 2-3 days, from the nasal spray FluMist vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?
Which vaccine is better to get: the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or the meningococcal conjugate vaccine?
Conjugate Vaccine: It is considered that conjugate vaccine provides better long term protection as compared to Polysachride Vaccine due to the mechanism by which antibody response occurs. Plysacchride Vaccine does not provide same level of Herd Immunityas is provided by Conjugate Vaccine ...Read more