• HPV Vaccine

    Asked by ticklingcancer on Friday, July 25, 2014

    HPV Vaccine

    Hey Everyone, what's your opinion on the HPV Vaccine? I have an 11 year old daughter and I'm not sure if I should get her the shot or not. If it does in fact protect you against certain types of cancer, it almost seems like a no-brainer. Thought?

    http://news.msn.com/us/cancer-vaccine-exists-goes-unused-1

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      YES...give her the shot.

      about 7 years ago
    • amontoya's Avatar
      amontoya

      All three of my girls got it. At first, I was hesitant making that choice for young children. Believe me when I say they grow up and boy am I glad they were all protected. I would go with the shot and I will encourage it for my almost 2 year old granddaughter when the time comes.

      about 7 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It's one of the very few things that can help us NOT get cancer....
      Put the kids on a Good Healthy Diet too.
      Too much Poison being disguised as food and will affect our good health later on in life....OR SOONER....

      about 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      yes it is a no brainier. The vaccine came out when my now 24 DD was in high school. She did extensive research on it and then asked me to set up an appointment with her pediatrician so she could get it.
      BTW it has now been approved for boys - get them vaccinated as well.

      about 7 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      I had them given to my daughter. The arguments against are silly IMHO.

      about 7 years ago
    • dougbank's Avatar
      dougbank

      All of my children, including the boy, got these shots. Definitely a no brainer. It does take three shots. Make sure she gets all three.

      There is no downside, though I have been told that they are painful. I would get it myself if they would let me.

      about 7 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      I am totally in favor of it......I have stage IV B colon cancer and when I was researching my cancer I learned that HPV can cause colon cancer......so give her the shot...she will thank you in the future......wishing you both all the best...God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      about 7 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      By all means. My grandson had the shot.

      about 7 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      I read recently that HPV is one of the possible causative factors in colon cancer as well as cervical. Why WOULDN'T you vaccinate against it?

      Boys as well as girls need to be protected.

      about 7 years ago
    • Gabba's Avatar
      Gabba

      As a recently retired pediatric nurse practitioner I urge you to get your daughter protected (and any sons you may have also once they reach 11 years old). I cannot tell you how many times moms asked to "put off" the HPV series until their daughters were older and then it was too late because the young ladies were already sexually active. One young woman contracted the virus in her throat due to oral sex "so I wouldn't get pregnant"... I have heard every excuse and encourage you to protect your child. Good luck.

      about 7 years ago

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