Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) is a vaccine designed to immunize against certain sexually transmitted diseases, such as cervical cancer and genital warts, which are caused by human papillomaviruses.
The only HPV vaccine currently on the market is Gardasil.
(Wall Street projects that there will be billion in annual sales for Gardasil). Women who smoked - or were exposed to the passive smoke of others for three or more hours a day - had a nearly 3.42 times greater chance of developing abnormal cervical tissue (Slattery 1989). (He has listed 38 references for the facts in this report). Gardasil is not a cancer vaccine, it is a vaccine for a virus, specifically for four of the more than 100 types of HPV.
Women may also increase their risk through the use of recreational drugs and alcohol. Maintain a strong immune system through a healthy lifestyle so as to ward off potentially dangerous viruses. Practice "safe sex." Cervical cancer is generally a slow-growing tumor, and the test period for Gardasil was not a lengthy one. Moss is the director of Cancer Communications, Inc. He has written 11 books and three film documentaries on cancer research and treatment. Because the HPV vaccine was only studied for 3 ½ years, the long-term effectiveness and safety of this vaccine is not known.
There have been calls for the universal vaccination of American males as well; however, the CDC (2006) states that it does not yet know if the vaccine is effective in boys or men.
What are the long-term consequences, positive as well as negative, of such vaccination?
There were only 1,200 of the 20,000 women in the youngest age group.
Vaccines are not necessarily without serious health repercussions - sometimes they only show up in the years after the FDA has given its approval.
Are there ways to reduce the risk of cervical cancer in susceptible women, short of inoculating the entire female population? Screening : Conventional treatment of early-stage cervical cancer is still between 95 and 100 percent effective, when having regular Pap tests.
Pap smears are not done on approximately 33 percent of eligible women.
The remaining 90 percent were given a solution containing some alum (aluminum hydroxide) adjuvant (something that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment) - the purpose of which is to elicit a heightened immune response.
Lawsuits stemming from what are perceived as after effects of the vaccine could also represent a major financial challenge to the manufacturer and a political problem for all who mandated its use.