Ask The Pharmacist: Is your daughter at risk for cervical cancer?

A child health nurse holds up a vial and box for the HPV vaccine, brand name Gardasil, at a clinic in Kinston, N.C. on Monday March 5, 2012. About 1 in 5 adolescent boys have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer in girls. The government on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 released teen vaccination rates for 2012 - the first full year since HPV shots were recommended for boys. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Charles Buchanan)

A child health nurse holds up a vial and box for the HPV vaccine, brand name Gardasil, at a clinic in Kinston, N.C. on Monday March 5, 2012. About 1 in 5 adolescent boys have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer in girls. The government on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 released teen vaccination rates for 2012 - the first full year since HPV shots were recommended for boys. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Charles Buchanan)

Question: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I’m wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. Will it? How can a young woman protect against this cancer? J.D., Silver Springs, Florida

Answer: No, it’s never been proven to prevent cancer. The HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against two strains of HPV, human papilloma virus, but there are approximately 40 strains that can be sexually transmitted. I couldn’t possibly know what your daughter has been infected with, and for that matter, if she has been infected at all. You don’t have to have HPV to have dysplasia, that is a big surprise to most people! The commercials for vaccines have convinced almost everyone that cervical dysplasia is caused by a virus, the HPV virus, but other situations can cause it to.

I didn’t vaccinate my daughter when she was of age, but the topic if vaccination is personal. Some women don’t get any side effects while others react profoundly, with life-threatening reactions. From the Gardasil website, “The side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting Gardasil. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your child’s health care professional may ask to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after they get Gardasil. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.”

Cervical dysplasia means there is extra cell growth in the cervical tissue, it doesn’t necessarily progress to cancer. In fact, most of the time it does not. The risk factors that could cause it to progress to cancer faster include having multiple sexual partners, long-term use of oral contraceptive (greater than five years), drinking alcohol, smoking, eating poorly, having unprotected sex, and low immunity. One other factor is huge, but rarely discussed, and that includes a methylation defect, which has to do with B vitamins. You should read that article on folate and methylation posted at my website, “Methylation Problem Leads to 100s of Diseases.” If you have a methylation problem, your daughter probably does too.

Many doctors use the “wait and see” approach if a woman gets an abnormal pap. I strongly disagree because the virus is present and already causing abnormal cell growth in the cervix. Wait and see what?! This is precisely the time to step in and do something to reduce your risk of cancer. You have many treatment options, medications and procedures, even simple things. For example, folate and B12 status can be determined and corrected (I’m telling you, read that methylation article).

Stop smoking/drinking, evaluate vitamin A status because low serum retinol levels are linked to cervical cancer. One study found that broccoli extract “indole 3-carbinol” could cause regression of cervical dysplasia. I’m out of space here, but I have more I want to tell you. Get my free newsletter (dearpharmacist.com) and I’ll email a longer version of this in two weeks.

Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist. The information presented here is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any condition. Always consult your physician. Visit dearpharmacist.com.

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Ruger writes:

A lot of side effects... http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2012...

MIOCENE1 writes:

in response to Ruger:

A lot of side effects... http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2012...

True, yet practically all the drugs we take have a whole list of possible scary side effects.

Manufactures list every possible side effect no matter how remote the chances are of experiencing them; in order to protect themselves from lawsuits.

Even an Aspirin bottle warns against going into SHOCK.

The important thing to do is to get an OBJECTIVE opinion of the vaccine; because in all too many cases people let their RELIGIOUS convictions get in the way; and most religious convictions are rooted in ignorance and superstition.

MIOCENE (PAREIDOLIA)

Ruger writes:

in response to MIOCENE1:

True, yet practically all the drugs we take have a whole list of possible scary side effects.

Manufactures list every possible side effect no matter how remote the chances are of experiencing them; in order to protect themselves from lawsuits.

Even an Aspirin bottle warns against going into SHOCK.

The important thing to do is to get an OBJECTIVE opinion of the vaccine; because in all too many cases people let their RELIGIOUS convictions get in the way; and most religious convictions are rooted in ignorance and superstition.

MIOCENE (PAREIDOLIA)

There is no needed to bring your hatred for Traditional American Values into this conversation.

Why are you not concerned that Gardasil was not tested on Ovaries and is being given to young girls? Please address the data from the British Medical Journal.

http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2012...

Gardasil Destroys Girl’s Ovaries: Research on Ovaries Never Considered

MIOCENE1 writes:

in response to Ruger:

There is no needed to bring your hatred for Traditional American Values into this conversation.

Why are you not concerned that Gardasil was not tested on Ovaries and is being given to young girls? Please address the data from the British Medical Journal.

http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2012...

Gardasil Destroys Girl’s Ovaries: Research on Ovaries Never Considered

Thanks for responding.
I read the article.

This article points out what is known as a "positive correlation" in limited numbers, but a "CAUSAL" effect has not been established between the vaccine and ovary shutdown.

Also: There is SUBJECTIVE "digs" in the article such as "the girls life has been ruined" which shows that the author was bias against the vaccine from the beginning.

Watch out for positive correlations which may prove nothing.
ie. I can show a positive correlation where ninety percent of the people who died of cancer; also drank orange juice every day for a year.

That doesn't mean that orange juice causes cancer.

Given that: Keep in mind that there are always some people who experience adverse effects from all sorts of vaccines; including flu, pneumonia vaccines and many more.

MIOCENE (PAREIDOLIA)

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