• Please make sure you support the HPV vaccines for boys and girls

    Asked by CAS1 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Please make sure you support the HPV vaccines for boys and girls

    Just 30% of young people are getting the HPV vaccine. This is the first cancer prevention therapy in our life time. Please consider encouraging anyone you know to make sure their children are innoculated. They can begin at age 9 and the sooner the better.

    The HPV virus can be spread though skin to skin contact so its very spreadable. We in the cancer community know what cancer is about. This is such an importat step in fighting the disease and in fighting cancer in general because we really don't know what this virus does to the body.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I was told that my head and neck cancer might have been from the HPV virus, but they never said so definitevly.

      over 7 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Yes Greg a very high chance that it was. Many Many cancers are driven by the HPV..In addition the virus once its in your system is a burden to the system and makes you vulnerable to other immune issues and even other cancers.The HPV cells have been found in numerous solid tumors..

      i am so disappointed when I talk to other parents who say they don't want to give their children the HPV shots because they think it will cause wild sexual behavior..The virus is transmitted through SKIN to SKIN contact..To withhold a life saving treatment to hold over the head of a young person as a sexual deterrent is in my mind ..cruel and inaccurate.

      over 7 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      Our child is in the middle of his vaccination right now! The virus-cancer hypothesis is .... well.... darn right scary.

      My child, however, is not pleased that there are three shots involved. He goes for number two soon, and ... well... he's a screamer.

      over 7 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Working as a nurse who specializes in gyne cancer patients, I have had the occasion to work closely with many patients who have had issues with the vaccine. I have had reports of seizure activity associated with the vaccine in young teens and if just once, I would consider it a fluke...but it has happened numerous times and for that reason; I no longer recommend it without making parents aware of this possibility. Kids are put on anti-seizure medications at a time in their life when they are learning how to drive and then denied a drivers' license because of it. While I understand the need to fight HPV and prevent its spread, I am personally not on board with Gardasil, Carm RN.

      over 7 years ago

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