(Closed) Cervical cancer vaccine-have you or would you take it???

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Heck no. I’m with eloping on the medical intervention thing…I don’t even like taking Motrin. Definitely no BC pills or hormone-y stufff. Doctor’s visits and needles cause instant tears and send me into panic attacks. I wouldn’t subject myself to something I don’t even need in the first place, and could be dangerous in the second.

From the article: “We are preventing hundreds of deaths by using these vaccines, the results may not show up for 30 years, but it is working.”

Famous last words? We’ll see.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am with you both. I was appalled to find out that there is actually a public school in Michigan (I can’t remember exactly where otherwise I’d say the city) that is REQUIRING girls to have the vaccine in order to come to school. WOW. What ever happened to parental choice? Ok, so I don’t necessarily think that things like MMR, Tetnus, etc should be optional for kids, but a vaccine ‘preventing’ a disease related to an STD? That’s DEFINITELY something that parents and children should discuss and should be decided by the family and NOT by a school district or by the government. I have not and will not be getting this vaccine (nor would my daughter if I had children) – there has not been enough research done on it and I hadn’t even heard about this death related to it yet – that’s scary. I will admit that I do take BC pills but if I could find another method that was convienient and non-hormone related, I would do it in a heartbeat. There are too many things on the pharmacutical market (including vaccines) that have not been extensively tested but are pushed through the process before we really know what their side effects and drawbacks are (for example, Celebrex). I think we all need to take charge of our lives in a medical respect and learn as much as we can about what we are putting into our bodies, the potential side effects, etc.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Having had cervical cancer, yes, I would take it. Having been through the hell I’ve gone through, I’d risk those odds. 

ONE person has died from the vaccine. Do you know how many die in a DAY from cervical cancer? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got it as soon as it came out, and will one-day insist on my daughters getting it at an early age too.  Prevention is key.  There are new outbreaks of diseases (like the Mumps outbreak last year) people haven’t had in years because so many parents have decided not to vaccinate their kids.  Vaccines have radically altered our lives for the better.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Yes I have had the vaccine! And I HIGHLY recommend it!! The benefits of this vaccine outway any risk!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am with Laylabelle. Its a horrible experiance and I would do anything to make sure other women do not have to go through the emotional and physical rollercoaster.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am still on the fence and I have had the actual written prescription in my possession for 3 years so far but haven’t gotten it yet and I am not sure if I will!

I agree that EVERYONE should get their childhood vaccines but newer vaccines scare me – like the H1N1 that will be coming out in November also!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No, I haven’t and am not planning on it for various reasons. I hate it when doctors or nurses try to push it on you. I was at a Planned Parenthood about a year ago, and the nurse-practitioner tried to convince me to get the vaccine because “most relationships end in divorce,” and I might have other sexual partners in my future.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

And I’m sure that for all of the families that lose a woman a day due to cancer, she was their world too. It’s hard to take a step back when you’ve been affected. My life is permanently altered. Had this been around before (and, I guess, having known then what i know now) I would have done anything to prevent it. But as they say, hindsight is 20/20. Thank you, I appreciate that. I still have three years of remission before my five years is up. I’m checked every three months. It sends me into a tailspin. If I can prevent it for anyone, I would. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would get it… the vaccine is for prevention and the benefits definitely outweigh the risks.  Vaccines have practically eradicated such deadly diseases as smallpox, polio, and measles.  Cervical cancer kills thousands of women each year… and with Gardasil, we are on the way of eradicating this disease as well.  I will definitely have my future daughter (and son!) take the shots. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I haven’t gotten it but would not be against it and would absolutely want my future daughter to have it. Do you know how many people will be infected with HPV in their lifetime? I had it. I bet a good number of women here also have/had it.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, I had it.  Had I not had irregular paps with precancerous cells at the age of 20, maybe I wouldn’t have thought of it.  Shortly after, my friend (who had a 5 and 1 year old daughter) died from an aggressive case of cervical cancer, which quickly and devastatingly made it to her spinal cord and throughout the rest of her body.  Many people can’t fathom what its like to go through something like that, much less lose your own life, to something can be initially prevented through a vaccination.

I don’t like medications either, and don’t take them unless needed.  I wouldn’t try to push the vaccine onto someone else, but I will ask you to imagine losing your own friend, mother or sister to something we now have the technology to potentially prevent.  Think about it.

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