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How does the cervical cancer vaccine work?

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Gardasil

Gardasil is a vaccine usually administered in young men and women to prevent infection with the 4 most common types of human papilloma virus that cause cancer. While is it worthwhile to get the vaccine, it is possible to still get cervical cancer, since there are types of hpv that cause cancer that are not protected against.
Also, if you have been sexually active, you may have already been expose.

In brief: Gardasil

Gardasil is a vaccine usually administered in young men and women to prevent infection with the 4 most common types of human papilloma virus that cause cancer. While is it worthwhile to get the vaccine, it is possible to still get cervical cancer, since there are types of hpv that cause cancer that are not protected against.
Also, if you have been sexually active, you may have already been expose.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Prevents HPV

Hpv, the human papilloma virus, causes genital warts, all cervical cancer and much of vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, head-and-neck and non-melanoma skin cancer and genital warts and abnormal paps.
The vaccines work by preventing infection with hpv to begin with. Dont get hpv, dont get cervical cancer. Gardisil is approved for men and women 9-26 yo and Cervarix is women only 9-26yo.

In brief: Prevents HPV

Hpv, the human papilloma virus, causes genital warts, all cervical cancer and much of vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, head-and-neck and non-melanoma skin cancer and genital warts and abnormal paps.
The vaccines work by preventing infection with hpv to begin with. Dont get hpv, dont get cervical cancer. Gardisil is approved for men and women 9-26 yo and Cervarix is women only 9-26yo.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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