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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 01:01 PM
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ages 14 to 59 are infected with at least one type of HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"After being diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 35, Cheryl Swope Lieck underwent chemotherapy, radiation and eventually had a hysterectomy.....Lieck, who is now 40, cancer free and planning to get her two daughters, ages 8 and 11, vaccinated.

As a medical oncologist, Dr. Maurie Markman sees women with cervical cancer that has spread. He said his advice to friends and colleagues who ask about the vaccine for their daughters is simple: "Get them vaccinated. There is no other advice I can give. This is a profoundly effective cancer prevention strategy."
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