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By booboo300 - / Saturday 22 December 2018 02:00 /
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By  KaD6  |  16

My 50 year old husband was diagnosed with throat cancer last year, squamous cell carcinoma with HPV, what the vaccine prevents. He got radiation five days a week for six weeks and weekly chemo for ten weeks, lost 64 pounds. Had to get biopsies, a feeding tube, chemo port, and the copays alone were almost five thousand dollars. Makes the vaccine seem worth it I hope.

By  rcrumbak  |  9

common knowledge that they are a series of three.... and it's not for the guy it's for you.... but if you want to get herpes, go ahead and skip it. just make sure to advertise that you are gardasil free

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By  rcrumbak  |  9

common knowledge that they are a series of three.... and it's not for the guy it's for you.... but if you want to get herpes, go ahead and skip it. just make sure to advertise that you are gardasil free

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  wysegirl  |  16

It's not for herpes.. its to reduce the chance of cervical cancer..

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  Quasita  |  22

Also, they give this vaccine to both males and females. Men can get HPV. That's literally how women contract it. The shots aren't for men? Uh, yes they are, and if the dude knowingly exposed her to HPV, he should be helping pay for it. Since it's not a commonly tested STD for men (tested only if exposure is known typically) my guess is that there was a situation where the dude had sex with another woman who came back and told him she has HPV, possibly his ex girlfriend informing him of it, and he did what he should do by informing the current partner. While he's not required to, if he in any way made choices that raised her exposure chance, the stand up guy would help with the price.

By  KaD6  |  16

My 50 year old husband was diagnosed with throat cancer last year, squamous cell carcinoma with HPV, what the vaccine prevents. He got radiation five days a week for six weeks and weekly chemo for ten weeks, lost 64 pounds. Had to get biopsies, a feeding tube, chemo port, and the copays alone were almost five thousand dollars. Makes the vaccine seem worth it I hope.

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  KaD6  |  16

You don't want to see someone you love go through this. Trust me, you don't. He had radiation burns around his neck. He's a year out of chemo and nowhere near back to full strength.

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  jellenwood  |  33

I’m praying for you both!

By  Lithdrel  |  0

You should probably go to a new doctor and/or do some better research if you think you need three shots of the vaccine, and for $200 a piece.
Gardasil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine, covering 9 strains of HPV and only requiring you to take two shots (initial shot and 6month booster), as opposed to the old version which only covered 4 strains and required three shots (initial shot, 1month and 6month boosters).
As for the price, you really need to shop around. I managed to buy mine for $169 at My Chemist Warehouse (in Australia; not sure where you're from).

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  platinum9  |  14

You are misinformed. Gardasil9 requires 3 shots for full protection. Only for kids under 15 can you have a 2 shot series. Not sure what country you’re in but in Canada they’re around $200 a shot as well. Make sure you get those boosters!!

By  booboo300  |  15

Hi everyone, here’s an update. I decided to still get the shot, because obviously it’s better to be protected. And I talked to my doctor and even though the pharmacists want you to do three shots, she said I only need the one to have the booster to the original three I got back in high school.

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