Here is a very informative newspaper health column about the cancer-protection benefits of the HPV vaccine, which may be of high interest to parents, young adults and their doctors.
The column comes from Cornell University's Dr. Keith Roach of the Herald-Tribune News Service. We saw it in the Palm Beach Post earlier in March.
The reader letter that provides most of the information was submitted to the column by Kristen R. Ehresmann, RN, director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention and Control at the Minnesota Department of Health.
She talks about the vaccine's safety profile and its ability to prevent cancer in women and men caused by human papilloma virus, which spreads mainly through unprotected sex.