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Anti Cervical Cancer drug !! Good or bad ??

Postby SittingBull » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:47 pm

Gardasil and Cervarix are designed to elicit virus-neutralizing antibody responses that prevent initial infection with the HPV types represented in the vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to offer 100 percent protection against the development of cervical pre-cancers and genital warts caused by the HPV types in the vaccine, with few or no side effects. The protective effects of the vaccine are expected to last a minimum of 4.5 years after the initial vaccination.



Hi, i do understand that the vaccine is for the prevention of cervical cancer. However, the drug is relatively new, and i was wondering if my gf, who is still a virgin, should contemplate going for it. After all, almost 2 women is diagnosed with cervical cancer everyday in Singapore. I do understand the benefits, but it is the potential side-effects that worries me. I mean, in the long run, nobody knows if it affects fertility etc and that is her primary concern. The nature of life is always a balance. Could any ladies please share their opinions on this drug, and advise me whether i should encourage her to go ahead. SHe is currently unsure, and i thought it would be helpful to gather more insights and opinions before deciding

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Postby taxico » Mon, 12 May 2008 8:02 pm

like most things "medical", it comes with risks but in my opinion, the benefits outweigh the risk right now (ie, if i had a daughter, i would vaccinate her).

if you intend to get physically involved with her, you may get yourself checked for various types of HPV (and HSV since you're there) at your GP.

and if you're all clear (and both parties not taking any on the side) then there's no need for her to make that decision right now.

but just so you know, gardasil does not keep you immune from cervical cancer. it lessens the chance, but does not eliminate it (in cases of women who do not already have various strains of HPV).

lastly, the cost of that vaccine is not cheap. remember to make an informed decision instead of relying on your GP - they scoop a little off the top and are likely to encourage you to take it.

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Postby taxico » Mon, 12 May 2008 8:04 pm

my reply applies to cevarix also. left it out inadvertently.

also, be informed that the number of strains of HPV the vaccines protect women from form only a small percentage of the entire lot of cancer-causing HPVs.

it's not a wonder drug!

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Postby Matney » Tue, 13 May 2008 3:04 pm

I personally know very little about this, but did pick up a pamplet at the doctor in OZ when there last. The doctor was suggesting that I consider it for my daughter (14 at the time). I feel she is too young presently.
Isn't this the vaccine that you need to take 3 doses? I have a friend whose daughter(a young mom with 2 children)started the course and then started have seizures. I understand that she may be that 1 in a 1000 case, but I still think you need to consider carefully.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 16 May 2008 7:38 pm

there're always risks with these things.

but it sure beats having cancer down the road... : \

i've seen some sick patients in my (short) time and boy, i would not like my daughter to have to go through that (i don't have kids yet though).

as always, speak to a qualified/your primary care physician to clear any doubts before taking the plunge...

pun intended!

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HPV Vaccine

Postby huntingthesilence » Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:05 am

No vaccines provides full protection.

In the case of HPV like other vaccines does nothing to help the body.

The HPV Vaccine: Preventive Care or Human Sacrifice?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... ?source=nl

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Postby ninabc » Sat, 16 Aug 2008 11:51 am

alot of wester countries are lookning at taking this new vaccine into their childhood vacc program. i've got 2 daugthers and i plan to get them the vaccine. it is still very expensive but really worth it when it comes to my girls :-) Looking to get them vacc next time i'm back home in denmark

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Gardasil is Dangerous As Well As Unproven

Postby huntingthesilence » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 8:13 am

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... roven.aspx

Quote from link: Deadly blood clots, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest and “sudden death due to unknown causes”


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