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What do you think about the cervical cancer vaccine for girls?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: RECOMMENDED
There are 2 vaccines available.
Not only do you protect against cervical cancer but also vulvar, vaginal and anal cancer caused by hpv 16 & 18 (responsible for 75% of cancers caused by hpv). Another benefit is that one of them protects from genital warts caused by hpv 6 & 11. Please note - vaccination does not eliminate the need for pap smear since other hpv can cause cancer.

In brief: RECOMMENDED
There are 2 vaccines available.
Not only do you protect against cervical cancer but also vulvar, vaginal and anal cancer caused by hpv 16 & 18 (responsible for 75% of cancers caused by hpv). Another benefit is that one of them protects from genital warts caused by hpv 6 & 11. Please note - vaccination does not eliminate the need for pap smear since other hpv can cause cancer.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Now recommended for BOTH boys and girls- cancer caused by HPV increasingly being found in mouth, anal cancers.
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It could save lives
Not only can it limit cervical cancer from hpv infections, it would also save resources being used for extensive cervical cancer screening and treatment.
Cervical cancer was once one of the leading killers of women in this country, and also currently has tragic effects in the developing world.

In brief: It could save lives
Not only can it limit cervical cancer from hpv infections, it would also save resources being used for extensive cervical cancer screening and treatment.
Cervical cancer was once one of the leading killers of women in this country, and also currently has tragic effects in the developing world.
Dr. Stephen Berns
Dr. Stephen Berns
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
It`s important to note that the vaccine only protects against HPV 16 & 18 that are responsible for approximately 75% of cervical cancers. Therefore the vaccine is only a supplement to the PAP smear and in no way replaces it.
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