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Old 06-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #27
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Re: Gardisil vaccine

I don't plan on giving my DD this vax; the factor that brought me to this decision is that the risk of contracting any of the cancers it would prevent is overall very low. Honestly, I am far more worried about my DD getting heart disease (#1 leading cause of death for women) than cervical (12k new cases this year), anal (6k new cases this year), vaginal (2.5k new cases this year) or vulvar (4.5k new cases this year) cancer. Yes, it is terrible if you do get any of those cancers, but the numbers just do not compel me to take on the risk factors of this vaccine.

(sources: cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar)
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