Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Big News For All Women of the World: HPV Vaccine May Prevent Cervical Cancer in Already-Infected Women

This is pretty stunning news ... so stunning, in fact, that I have nothing to say about it other than: Whoa! And hallelujah: For women infected with one of four cancer-causing strains of HPV, Merck's new vaccine appears to prevent 88% of all cervical cancer, 91% of all "external genital lesions" (aka: warts, cancerous and non), and 100% of all high-grade cervical pre-cancer and high-grade vulvar or vaginal pre-cancer.

This is huge news, since
cervical cancer kills millions of women each year. In what may be the greatest understatement of the year, Marc Steben, a doctor involved in the study, says: "These strong results against serious illness will definitely interest sexually active women."

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