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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
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User :   I want to know about cervical cancer vaccine gardasil. Can i give it to my mother
Doctor :   Can you mention your mother's age and what stage of cancer is she in now?
User :   she is 56 & is on chemo for ovarian cancar
Doctor :   Gardasil is used for cervical cancer and not for ovarian cancer
User :   can you tell me more, if it should be given to my wife or daughter to prevent future cervical cancer
Doctor :   Cervical cancer is different from ovarian cancer, a history of cancer should be present and in addition , there should be risk factors like the woman having multiple
Doctor :   sexual partners, having many kids and having
Doctor :   genital warts
Doctor :   I suggest that instead of the vaccine, you screen your wife if she has any history of cancer in her family after she is 35 and if she has symptoms like bleeding after sex

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