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Prevent your child developing an HPV related cancer

Who wouldn't want to try and prevent their child from developing cancer later in life? While many cancers are not preventable, there are a number of cancers caused by a common virus called human Papillomavirus. In the United States each year about 17,500 women & 9,300 men are affected by HPV-related cancers. Many of these cancers could be prevented with the HPV vaccination.(1) How are you exposed to the HPV virus? HPV is transmitted during skin-to-skin sexual contact. Sexual contact can include vaginal, oral and anal sex. While most sexually active people will get HPV at some time in their lives, usually the body naturally fights off HPV before it causes any health problems. Infected people might not even know they have it. However, sometimes the body does not fight off HPV, and HPV can cause health problems, like cancer and genital warts. Wait, why are you suggesting my 11-12 year old have a vaccine for a virus caused by sexual contact? Seriously, why suggest a … [Read More...]

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