• For the head and neck cancer patients on the site, did you get an HPV vaccination prior to your diagnosis?

    Asked by NeckCancer on Sunday, December 8, 2019

    For the head and neck cancer patients on the site, did you get an HPV vaccination prior to your diagnosis?

    I didn't have the vaccination and now have what is described as an "HPV probable" diagnosis. I thought about it at the time they came out but didn't think I would be in the risk category. In reality, I guess we are all "at risk".

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GGP's Avatar
      GGP

      I did not, I was 48 at the time of first head and neck diagnosis. The vaccinations for HPV weren't being done when I was young, or around the age they usually are given.

      12 months ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      No I have not had that vaccine. I was 54 when I was diagnosed. and mine was not HPV related. I don't see any reason to get one now & it has not been advised by any of my doctors. I made sure my daughter got one though.

      12 months ago
    • Danfan714's Avatar
      Danfan714

      I did not, they weren't available. I now know that I have it. I was diagnosed at 56 and didn't know anything about HPV. I know a lot more now.

      12 months ago

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