Posts for category: Gardasil Vaccine
A few days ago, Michael Douglas spoke out about the cancer that had been treated in his mouth and the relationship with HPV infection and oral sex. While some physicians took exception to his message, I applaud his courage in speaking out about this important and preventable problem. While oral squamous cell cancer from HPV infection is not common, young people need to know about the relationship between HPV infection and veneral warts, oral cancer, penile cancer, anal cancer, and cervical cancer. Vaccines are available for prevention of HPV infection and the related cancers and are covered by insurance for both men and women ages 9 to 27.
I encourage you to spread the word. I am availale to administer the vaccine in my office to both men and women.
In December, the federal government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices announced thant it strongly recommends that boys also receive the human paillomavirus vaccine that girls receive. The Gardasil vaccine protects girls from genital warts, cervical cancer and oral cancers, but also prevents genital warts and anal cancers as well as penile and oral cancers in boys.
The vaccine is approved for patients aged 9 to 26 and is available in my office.
If you are a male or female between the ages of 9 and 26, it is time for you to receive the Gardasil vaccine. This vaccine protects against the development of cervical cancer and venereal warts, as well as genital and anal and oral cancers due to papilloma viruses in women and men. An increasing number of these cancers, and all cervical cancers, are due to the papilloma viruses. Make your appointment to discuss this crucial vaccine today.