I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

Yes. Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk.
Yes, mostly. Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk.
Yes, to a degree. Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk.
Yes it does! Two hpv vaccines, Gardasil and cervarix, are very effective at reducing cervical cancer risk from hpv 16 and 18. Gardasil also reduces risk of genital warts from hpv 6 and 11. Ideally the three doses hpv vaccine should be given prior to starting sexual activity but the vaccines are approved in females 10-25 (cervarix) or 9-26 (gardasil). Recently Gardasil was approved for males to prevent warts.
Yes, But Not 100% The current vaccines, Gardasil and cervarix, protect against 70% of the risk of cervical cancer, but only if given before someone is sexually active. There may be better protection in the future, but this is the best we have currently and you should strongly consider vaccinating your child.
Yes. Certain strains of the hpv (human papilloma virus) has been shown to be one of the main causes of cervical cancer. The vaccines available are very effective in preventing this infection, which will then lower one's risk for cervical cancer. This vaccine has also been approved for men (to prevent the spread of hpv to women.) see your physician if you are concerned about hpv or cervical cancer.
Yes it does! Vaccination has shown to protect teenage and young adult women, look to in the near future teenage boys being vaccinated as well.
Yes. Human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. Most of the time hpv has no symptoms so people do not know they have it.There are approximately 40 types of genital hpv. Somes types can cause cervical cancer in women and can also cause other kinds of cancer in men and women. It is recommended that the vaccination be given prior to beginning sexual activity.

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Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Yes. The vaccine is now approved for young men. As with women, it is best to be vaccinated before any sexual activity. Read more...
Protection! 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...

What to do if not sure whether I should get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer?

Depends. If you are in a monogamous relationship with a monogamous partner, at a listed age of 49, there is little need. You would also likely have to pay the entire cost of the 3 shot series out of pocket, as most insurers won't cover at that age. If you may be exposed in the future, and do not have HPV, it may be a benefit. Read more...

Is vaginal cancers like uterine, vulva, ovarian, or cervical common in 13 year old Virgin if not how rare is it on a scale from 1/10 have HPV vaccine?

At 13 very very rare. don't worry at this age , is good you had HPV vaccination , maintain good hygiene , do what you want to do with your life with out worrying about cancers. Read more...
Confusing question. From your statement it is not clear whether you are asking about risk or whether the 13 yo has had the vaccine.The present 9 strain HPV vaccine can help prevent 7 strains associated with cervical/anal/oral cancer. Uterine and ovarian cancer are unrelated and not effected by vaccine use.Studies of college age women have shown as many as 70% were exposed to some HPV strain. Some could develop CA. Read more...

I have only ever had 2 of 3 cervical cancer injections (hpv vaccinations) is this ok?

Unpredictable . You likely have some protective antibody that may last for a while. However, the research on long term (decades)of protective antibodies were based on the full series. You can get the last dose at any point for long term benefit, as long as it is at least 6 months after the first. Read more...

I lost my virginity and I'm 18. Had sex only once. Was it too early 2 have sex? I'm worried about cervical cancer. Should I get the HPV vaccinations?

Calm down. See your doctor, get a pap smear and hpv testing. If you are hpv (+), chances are good that you will clear it and it will not become a problem. Yes, do get the hpv vaccine whether your are hpv (+) or (-). Read more...