The Real Reasons Parents Refuse HPV Vaccination

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Safety concerns are a main reason American parents hesitate to have their children vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study.

 

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Thu Nov 01, 2018 02:52 PM

I have HPV.  It was dormant for most of my adulthood.  I went in for my annual pelvic exam.  The doctor wanted to do a biopsy right then and there!  It came back as active HPV.  I have had three surgeries to remove the HPV (cancer) from my vulva and surrounding tissue.  So horrifying!  Please parents, get your children vaccinated before they have to face what I am currently facing!

Thu Nov 01, 2018 03:10 PM

My husband has gone through hell. HPV squamous cell cancer of tonsil. Radiation killed cancer and also his ability to swallow. Tube feedings for the rest of his life. Wish he could have had vaccine.

Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:41 AM

HPV also causes head and neck (including tonsil and throat) cancer, and it affects mostly men and is on the rise.  I went through the hellish treatment for throat cancer eight years ago, and still am suffering effects.  We call radiation, which is what cures us, the gift that keeps on giving because some effects are permanent and others show up later in life.

Parents:  this is not a cure for cancer, it's a lot better than that--it prevents it altogether!

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