Vaccine for Cervical Cancer

Philippines
May 20, 2007 8:22pm CST
I had my check up with my ob-gyne last Saturday. She mentioned something about a new vaccine for cervical cancer and offered it to me. Although it's a bit expensive, I am thinking of having it. Have you heard of this vaccine? Has anyone had this already? If not, will you consider having yourself vaccinated?
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@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
28 May 07
I have done a little research on this as i have a daughter and although she isnt at the age to have it,i have found out enough to make me decide that she will NEVER have this vaccine. 'Gardasil(cervical cancer vaccine)contains 225mcg aluminium,35mcg sodium borate(a main ingredient in roach poison)and 50mcg polysorbate80..Now correct me if i'm wrong,but hasn't polysorbate80 been shown to cause infertility in mice?There have already been numerous reports to VAERS of fainting ,dizziness,collapse and seizures..the same symptoms of sodium borate poisoning,along with at least 40 cases of Guillian-Barr.These symptoms can show up within a 6 month period.Infertility might not be apparent for another 10-15 years seeing that these little girls are only between the ages of 9-11!!he age that the vaccine can be administered at). There are new cases everyday of school girls falling ill,even being paralysed.So far 48% of those have had some adverse affect,mild or severe.The fact is that the ingredients in this vaccine are poison so please everyone research before having any vaccine.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Jul 07
thank you so very much for posting this! it already troubled me that they were targeting our young girls...and I suspected that it might cause something like infertility (due to the propaganda and myth of over population) and if the young girls learn chastity instead of jump rope jingles for promoting dangerous vaccines they would be much better off.
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@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
Thanks.The fact is that i felt i HAD to post this.It is making me feel ill knowing so many out there are jumping into the idea of this vaccine without researching it properly.These are our daughters and our bodies!Regular everyday vaccines that are now guaranteed as 'safe' have taken years to formulate without the neg side affects.THIS IS NEW!! Unfortunately this makes our childrens generation the guinea pigs! Just a thought too that it is somewhat strange that the HPV virus that can cause cervical cancer is passed from the guys...wheres the vaccine for them??
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@mama4kids (690)
• United States
21 May 07
i personally wouldnt do it. first thing..it isnt a vaccine for cervical cancer. it is for hpv which has been known to be the cause of cervical cancer. second...they dont tell you that the vaccine only covers a few types of hpv and that there are many more out there. i personally do not agree with vaccines. i do get my kids vaccinated but only with mercury free ones (ones without thimerosol in them, which has been linked to autism) and i do not give them the vaccines for optional things. only the ones that are necessary for school. i would research it a little more. mothering magazine did a great article about it, with the truth that drs arent telling you, in last months magazine. if you go to www.mothering.com, look for the article about the vaccine for hpv and educate yourself before making a decision.
• Philippines
21 May 07
thank you for input. my initial thought was "prevention is better than cure". but i agree that i need to read and research more on it to come up with an informed decision. thanks again!
• United States
21 May 07
OK, this is what bothers me about the HPV vaccine. It isn't a vaccine for cancer, they can't give you that. The vaccine is for a virus that has been linked to having cervical cancer, though they can't say for sure that it actually causes the cancer or is just a contributor to it. And having an annual pap smear is just as preventative against cervical cancer, as is the vaccine for the virus. Also, many people have this virus and don't even know it, simply because they've never had an outbreak. So there are most likely quite a few people who are receiving this vaccine thinking that it will prevent a virus they may already have. With it being promoted as a vaccine for cancer is comepletely misleading, because there are no vaccines for cancer.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 May 07
I think I would research it some more before I would do it because it is expensive and It may not work for you. Yes, it would be cheaper then trying to cure a cervical cancer disease, but this doesn't cover all cervicals cancer just a few. So be careful talk some more with the doctor and make sure you truly need it. If cervical cancer runs in family then you might want to consider it. Good luck in whatever you decide.
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• Philippines
21 May 07
thank you for your input and for the concern. i really appreciate it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 May 07
Well, women can never be to careful now days. My sister in law has cervical cancer and is taking treatments for it. Good luck and god bless.
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
21 May 07
Be careful!!!! It is not a true vaccine for cervical cancer! It is a vaccine for a common infection called HPV that many women get. Only a few of the 100 varieties can cause some pre-cancerous cells. But only rarely do the cells become true cancer. Also the vaccine does not work if you have ever had HPV before. The majority of people have had HPV at least once with no signs or symptoms and it cleared on its own so there is no way to know if you have already had it or not. Please read more before getting this vaccine. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/141210/is_there_really_a_vaccine_for_cervical.html http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/163316/is_your_doctor_giving_you_the_right.html
• Philippines
21 May 07
thank you for your input and for the concern. yes, i think i need to read more on this before i can make a decision.
• Canada
1 Aug 07
I would do it...if I could. I was going to get the vaccine a couple months ago, but 2 weeks before my appointment I got a letter in the mail stating from my last pap test results they could see that i had alot of abnormal cells. So, it turns out I do not have cancer, just a lot of pre-cancerous cells, now I have to get my insides lasered at least 3 times which is expensive and painful. I won't be able to walk or let alone take care of my daughter for 24-48 hours each time. I also run the risk of getting cancer before my treatment. In which case they would have to remove my cervix. At least I know though, and for others that don't, there is an operation you can get so that you'll be able to have kids if ever you have to get your cervix removed. This cervical cancer issue is very scary and very stressfull for me. I hope I have helped.