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Topic: wayyy OT-HPV vaccine

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Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 06:03PM

autism_mom wrote:

I got my 11 year old dd the first of the HPV vaccines yesterday. I know this is controversial but apparently 75% of cervical cancer can is caused by HPV (please dont yell if i got that wrong..just trying to remember what pediatrician told me yesterday). Anyway..I figure if I can do SOMETHING to help protect her from at least one type of cancer...it was a good day.

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Jul 31, 2012 10:27PM Becky2405 wrote:

I work in a gynecologists office and see all sorts of women, young and old that have been effected by HPV. I firmly believe in arming your daughter against this. Men/boys do not have symptoms from the cancer-causing forms of hpv and would not know if they were passing it along. This vaccine has also been approved for boys to get as well but I am not sure of the age groups. Good Job!

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Jul 31, 2012 11:00PM autism_mom wrote:

yes. the doctor told me my sons could get it at age 12. it does seem kind of freaky to do at such a young age but i am not naive enough to think my kids would NEVER engage in dangerous behavior in their early teens.

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Aug 6, 2012 12:33AM Cynthia1962 wrote:

I agree autism-mom with protecting our kids from cancer when we can.  I'll be getting my 10 yo her first HPV shot soon.  HPV is being found to cause a lot of different types of cancer like head and neck cancers, lung, anal and most cervical cancers.  I'm glad I can at least protect her from these ones.

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