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  •  ...I wanted to point out something... (30+ / 0-)

    ...about HPV. First of all, they didn't even allow boys to get the vaccine until 2012. They only let girls get it before then, so you're stats about the low rate of boys getting Gardasil in 2012-2013 looks somehow bad, but boys were NOT allowed to get it prior to 2012.

    Now they do believe that men will eventually end up having 400% more (4X) cancer from HPV than women. This will happen in the throat or tongue for men for obvious reasons.

    HPV16 caused cancer will give men more cancer than women.

    Thank God they finally wised up and allow boys to get Gardasil now. It was insane that they refused to do that prior to 2012.

    The treatment for this cancer is considered to be the most intense cancer treatment out there (I was told by my surgeon, my radiology oncologist and infusion oncologist). The pain is indescribable as your nerves are burned through and through from inside completely to the outside of your throat. Saliva ends and your teeth become trashed by the radiation. I now have cavities by the bunch every 6 months due to the enamel of my teeth being destroyed by radiation. I NEVER had cavities before.

    Liquid morphine every 1/2 hour did NOTHING. There was no relief from the pain of burns except to marijuana edibles. Later my doctors told me they new morphine was worthless as NOTHING helps with the pain from nerves that are burned.

    I received the maximum amount of radiation they ever give to anyone for any cancer. I can never have radiation again. My carotid arteries are fully expected to calcify and will have to be "stripped" when that occurs. They tell me there is a pretty good chance I'll end up with a new cancer DUE to the massive radiation I received to deal with HPV16 tongue cancer.

    I have nerve damage to my accessory nerve (cranial nerve XII) and can no longer use my right shoulder. The muscles that control my shoulder girdle no longer work due to that nerve being whacked.

    My thyroid was destroyed by the radiation (obviously) so I know have to take synthroid.

    MY POINT is this cancer treatment is extremely brutal and often leaves folks permanently damaged from it. The pain on a scale of 1-10 is 15. The results of radiation poisoning and chemotherapy poisoning are horrific for months.

    AND it can all be avoided by getting the Gardasil vaccine as a young teen. They won't give anyone over 26 years of age the vaccine because it is medically believed that 100% of people will have come in contact with HPV16 by age 26. Once you're exposed, the vaccine is worthless...it's too late.

    The strange thing about this is they told me I most likely picked it up 25-30 years before I developed cancer. And there is no sign of anything until you get cancer...that IS the first sign.

    By giving women oral sex when I was in college caused me to have tongue cancer 30 years later. They didn't even know this until about 7 years ago. So "safe sex" won't cut it.

    Get your children, girls or boys, the Gardasil vaccine...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

    by paradise50 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 02:52:56 PM PDT

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