The HPV vaccine is effective!

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A study recently showed that HPV vaccine helped protect women against several types of cervical cancer for up to 7 years.   Seven years.  Pretty good.

2650 young women were vaccinated with quadrivalent HPV vaccine and there were no cases of severe cervical dysplasia or of cervical cancer in the next 7 years.

The HPV vaccine is a series of 3 vaccines which can be given between ages 9 to 26 regardless if the patient has already begun sexual encounters or if she has a history of HPV (as the vaccine can help protect her from other high-risk HPV types).

Hope this helps.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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