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How does the new medication gardasil help treat HPV and cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Doesn't treat it

Gardasil is a vaccine which includes strains of the virus known to cause hpv & related cervical, vaginal, anal & throat cancers.
If given prior to infection, the body develops protective levels of antibodies. These antibodies will stop the germ from infecting you if exposed later. The vaccine does nothing to treat anyone after they have the germ in their system or have a related cancer.

In brief: Doesn't treat it

Gardasil is a vaccine which includes strains of the virus known to cause hpv & related cervical, vaginal, anal & throat cancers.
If given prior to infection, the body develops protective levels of antibodies. These antibodies will stop the germ from infecting you if exposed later. The vaccine does nothing to treat anyone after they have the germ in their system or have a related cancer.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Prevents worst HPV's

Gardasil is a 3-shot vaccine that prevents infection from 2 strains of hpv virus that cause cervical cancer, and 2 strains that cause genital warts.
It also prevents anal warts (and maybe anal cancer) due to the same strains, in both men and women. The antibodies one produces from the vaccine flow in the bloodstream everywhere. Other body sites are probably protected, but this has not been proven.

In brief: Prevents worst HPV's

Gardasil is a 3-shot vaccine that prevents infection from 2 strains of hpv virus that cause cervical cancer, and 2 strains that cause genital warts.
It also prevents anal warts (and maybe anal cancer) due to the same strains, in both men and women. The antibodies one produces from the vaccine flow in the bloodstream everywhere. Other body sites are probably protected, but this has not been proven.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Kwok
2015 update: The original Gardasil protects against 4 HPV strains. A new Gardasil that adds protection against 5 more cancer-causing strains of HPV, to protect against a total of 9 HPV strains, will be available this year. This new version of the vaccine is called Gardasil 9.
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