September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. This is a national recognition established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999. For over 50 years routine pap smears have helped screen for cervical cancer and help reduce the morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer by 70%. With the widespread use of Gardasil and improved screening fewer …

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HPV vaccine.

The HPV vaccine was first recommended in June 2006. The vaccine, Gardasil, protects against four types of HPV, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. The vaccine is for girls and young women age 9-26, however the recommended age to start the vacination series is 11-12 years old. Gardasil is …

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