What are the shots they give you to prevent cervical cancer?

HPV vaccine. Human papillomavirus (hpv) is a sexually transmitted disease that is a common cause of cervical cancer. The idea behind the vacinne shot is to reduce the risk of acquiring hpv, which should lower the future risk of that type of cervical cancer. This vaccine does not protect you against HIV or any other type of sexually transmitted disease.

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How to tell if I am having a side affect from the cervical cancer prevention shot?

Describe symptoms... You ask if you are having side effects, but don't have any symptoms you are having listed. Please give an idea of what you are experiencing to see if related to the vaccine. Read more...

What can you do to prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination & pap. A vaccination is available that can prevent about 80% of cervical cancers. All girls/women 9-26 year old should get vaccinated, perferably before onset of sexual activity. Regular pap smear examinations provide detection of pre-cancerous lesions and can prevent cervical cancer. Limit the number of sex partners and delay first intercourse. Do not smoke. Read more...

What can you do to prevent cervical cancer when already diagnosed with hpv?

F/u with your gyne. By updating your papsmears and following up closely with your gynecologist. Read more...
Same for decades. Women began having pap smears decades before we understood the connection of some strains of HPV with cervical cancer. The practice arose when they recognized detection of unusual cervical cells would allow early detection & possible cure before cancer was well established. This knowledge just gives your more motivation & tolerance to having the test done. There is no pill/diet/etc to prevent it. Read more...

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination and PAP. If you are under the age of 25 you should get vaccinated for hpv. Limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. Read more...

How can I help prevent cervical cancer?

Condoms;vaccination. Cervical cancer is usually due to the papilloma virus. Using condoms will reduce the chances of getting this virus. Getting a vaccination against the virus will reduce your risk as well. Read more...
Get. Vaccinated with gardisil, soon the preventitive should be freely available if accountable care act not reversed, limit sexual partners , use safe sex or remain chaste. Read more...

How could I help prevent cervical cancer?

HPV vaccine. One way to prevent cervical cancer is to get one the hpv vaccination (gardasil or cervarix). Certain hpv types lead to cervical cancer, but not all cervical cancers are due to an hpv infection. Read more...
Good habits. Such things as abstaining from sex may not be feasible. Minimizing the different sexual partners, such as having sex with only the person you marry is ideal. Use condoms. Hpv virus is the causative agent and Gardasil vaccine can prevent it. Therefore girls are being vaccinated when they are young. However nothing is risk free and rare devastating side effects in these young girls have happened. Read more...

Can cervical cancer prevent me from having kids?

It can. The most common type of surgery for cervical cancer will not allow you to have kids in the future. Some women will be candidates for a trachalectomy which could allow you to have kids in the future. If you get radiation treatment then this can damage the ovaries unless they are moved out of the treatment field. Read more...
Depends on the stage. Of cancer. Carcinoma in situ may be treated leaving the cervix intact and allowing the woman to bear a child. An invasive carcinoma requiring hysterectomy and/or radiation will preclude childbearing. Read more...