HPV vaccine offers protection from many cancers. As a pediatrician and immunologist, it is frustrating to watch parents deny the teenagers the chance to be protected from HPV-related cancers.
What types of cancers are prevented by HPV vaccine?
HPV-related cancers include cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, cancer of penis, anus and rectum.
HPV-related cancers are the only malignancies which we can prevent by vaccination. Despite the availability of a very effective vaccine, Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the number of these preventable cancers is increasing. Let us do something about it. All of us need to get involved in educating the public to give their kids the essential HPV vaccine.
The following are the reasons why many of our parents do not want HPV:
Dr. Manuel believes in the effectiveness and usefulness of HPV vaccine.