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Opinion: Parents can protect their children from HPV cancer

This letter is meant to supplement the article, “The cancer you haven’t heard about,” by Dr. Ron Roth in the Friday, April 24, edition of the Sierra Sun.

Most adults are exposed to HPV (human Papilloma virus ). Most who are exposed are carriers who do not show signs, but do pass on the virus

The fact is that HPV causes all cervical cancer: 3/4 of all mouth, throat, and vaginal cancer; and 2/3 of all penile and vulvar cancer, as well as genital warts.

Once you have the virus, vaccination does not work and the virus can only be suppressed by taking antiviral antibiotic every single day. Parents can prevent all of this in their children if they (boys and girls) are vaccinated with the Gardasil 9 vaccine.

The best time is between ages 10 and 12 although older is effective if there has been no exposure.

Richard Park, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Truckee


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