The Gardasil Vaccine for Cervical Cancer-Have you gotten it?

United States
June 17, 2009 3:40pm CST
This is not an advertisement. Recently I was faced with the threat of cervical cancer. I am only 26 years old and have gone through biopsies and exams and surgeries and guess what? My insurance didn't cover most of it. This vaccine could have prevented this if it was invented and if I had known about it. So spread the word: It is a three shot vaccine that hurts...but hurts less than cervical cancer.
3 responses
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I hope you're doing better after your surgeries! Have you gotten the vaccine now in order to ward off any other related diseases or illnesses that might infect you in the future? I have not yet had my Gardasil Vaccine but I am preparing for it. I heard that it costs around 4-6 thousand Philippine pesos for every shot, in our country. That's pretty expensive, which is why we can't simply get it even if we wanted to. Thanks for the response on my discussion :)
• United States
1 Sep 09
It is very expensive.My obygyne before when i was in the philippines.It cost 5500 pesos in every shots.Its better to have a vaccine rather than to have a cancer or HPV.
• United States
1 Sep 09
Yes i try a lot of vaccine its hurts.I already got this 3 shots just to prevent to have a HPV.I can feel the pain I dont have any HPV virus but i just take this shots to prevent cervical cancer and genetal warts.Despite of Gardasil is very expensive i got this shot when i was in the philippines.There are 2 types of vaccine of HPV First is Gardasil second is cevarex.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Hi Jolenemonet. The vaccine is fairly new, and to answer your question, I have just scheduled an appointment with my OB-gyne for the vaccine. Since I am unemployed because I am taking care of my mother who has liver cancer, the vaccination costs a lot to me right now. But I will scrape my savings rock-bottom if I have to just to get this vaccine. Do get well.