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Medical Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

  1. May 18, 2006 #1

    Astronuc

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    FDA Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine

    FDA Panel: Vaccine Protects Against a Cancer
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5415858
    It is recommended for girls and women (9-26), preferably before they become sexually active. There is also consideration to give it to boys and young men, so that they are less likely to transmit it to a partner. Sounds fair enought to me.
     
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  3. May 18, 2006 #2

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    Yes! HOORAY! Thank goodness! Let's get this going ASAP! My dear friend's mother is now undergoing treatments for cervical cancer, and it all started with HPV.

    I heard the news about this vaccine almost a year ago, but I also heard that there were certain groups that opposed it coming to market because they thought it would encourage premarital sex and they were anxious to suppress the vaccine.:mad:
     
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