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Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV.
It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all.There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer.

In brief: Yes
The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV.
It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all.There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
In brief: Cancer w/Gardasil
As ben franklin was wont to say, "nothing is guaranteed in life except for death and taxes".
Anything is possible.

In brief: Cancer w/Gardasil
As ben franklin was wont to say, "nothing is guaranteed in life except for death and taxes".
Anything is possible.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Possibly
The risk of developing cervical cancer is decreased with hpv vaccine, but nothing is 100%.
As we possibly eliminate this cause of the cancer, we can't forget there are other less common causes of cervical cancer that may take over as the major cause of cervical cancer in the future.

In brief: Possibly
The risk of developing cervical cancer is decreased with hpv vaccine, but nothing is 100%.
As we possibly eliminate this cause of the cancer, we can't forget there are other less common causes of cervical cancer that may take over as the major cause of cervical cancer in the future.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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