Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Strongly favor. Before pap smears, 30000 women died in the usa every hear from cancers caused by hpv, and today keeping this at bay required great inconvenience and expense. Only a few extremists are opposed to this, as some folks were to treating syphilis with penicillin. Even a woman who never has a partner or was a virgin along with her husband can be raped and infected. It protects men as well.

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How does the cervical cancer vaccine work?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What to expect for first cervical cancer vaccine?

Not too much. The hpv vaccine may cause a fair amount of injection-related pain both during and following. Because of that pain and perhaps oher risk factors a small number of women have fainted after rceiving it. Otherwise it is well-tolerated and quite benign. Read more...

Who is the cervical cancer vaccine recommended for?

Everyone age 9-26. It is recommended for all boys/men and girls/women aged 9-26. Ps - gardisil (merck's vaccine) is recommended for cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers and their precurosors as well as genital warts in women and anal cancer and precursors and warts in men. Cervavix (gsk's vaccine) is indicated for only women, and only for cervical cancer and precursors and warts. Read more...
Women 9-26yo. Currently the vaccine is only approved by insurances for women 9-26yo, but i believe that it should be offered to all since 80% of us will have hpv. Eventually it will be offered to men as well. Read more...

What is your opinion on the relatively new cervical cancer vaccine?

HPV vaccine. this is the first vaccine that prevents cervical cancer and prevents human pappiloma virus that causes cancer it can prevent HPV infection even in boys that can cause problems in their lives it is recommended for both males and the female usually around timing of initiation of sexual activity though you don't have to be sexually active to get it it prevents oral and anogenital cancer in boys. Read more...

For what length of time do the cervical cancer (gardasil) vaccines last?

Hard to say. We know that some have a decline in effect if the 3 dose series is not completed.Work with similar products suggests the possibility of lifetime antibody protection. However, since it is a newer vaccine it will take another twenty five or more years of use and study to confirm the longevity of this protection. Read more...

Three injections of the vaccine (cervical cancer) are given. Why is this?

Booster Shots. Full immunity is not developed after one exposure. The additional doses are "boosters" that help strengthen the immunity. Many other types of vaccines are also given on multiple occasions for the same purpose. Read more...

What do you think about the cervical cancer vaccine for boys, now that boys too are recommended to get it?

Great idea. Not only will it save a number of people from getting head and neck cancer, it will prevent children from getting papilloma disease in their airway when they are born. This is a rare but dreadful disease and avoiding it would be terrific. Read more...

The vaccine against cervical cancer is taken for a lifetime or there is an amount of years which you have to take it again?

No booster shot. Three doses of hpv vaccines are recommended over a period of 6 months. No booster shot is advised afterward. Read more...
HPV Vaccine: Series of 3 vaccines given at 0, 2 and 6 months interval, between 11 to 26 years age. Some recommendation says, it can be started at 9 year age. After 26 years, not needed. Read more...