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Expanded ages eligible now for the Guardisil shots...

CNN... FDA approves Guardisil age expanded



Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
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Out of curiosity, what do others think about this? Is it worth getting this vaccine at our age? Would it kill already existing virus in the body? I saw this and was wondering about it. Thanks for sharing.


42 years old, past smoker and social drinker
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With the FDA approving the HPV vaccine for those over 26, there must be scientific proof that its been found effective. Im sorry but havent had the time to research this in depth. Im hoping to one day this week to read more about this than the article I posted. A few years ago I heard about the Guardisil shot being studied to see if it was effective in older people and those already infected with HPV. Brian Hill (OCFs founder) is very knowledgeable and sits on important boards (as an average person who is not a doctor, PHD or in the medical field this is a rarity) where he learns about this sort of thing way before these articles come out. He's very lucky to get in depth details directly from researchers and top medical professionals. I should call Brian, I can probably find out more from talking with him than by trying to find the published study results.

If I could get a shot to eliminate my chances of getting HPV+ OC, cervical, penile, and/or anal cancer as well as genital warts to me it would definitely be worth it. Unfortunately Im now past the age limit so Im not eligible to get the shot.


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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