Vaccine for Preventing Cancer in Women!?

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 A new vaccine was approved by the US FDA in June 2006 for the prevention of most cases of cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The vaccine is called “Gardasil” and is made by Merck Inc. in NJ, USA.

This vaccine is approved for use in females 9-26 years of age and there are some movements in the US to make the vaccination of school age girls mandatory.

Young women are encouraged to consult with their doctors regarding this vaccince before getting married because it can prevent cervical cancer which women die from all over the world.

For more information, see the following sources.

Ref. for Vaccine:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-cancer-vaccine/WO00120

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn3089

http://www.fda.gov/womens/getthefacts/pdfs/hpv.pdf

Ref. for HPV:

http://www.sogc.org/health/pdf/hpv_e.pdf

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/alt_formats/cmcd-dcmc/pdf/hpv-vph_e.pdf

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