Did you know that January is national cervical health awareness months? Many women in America are diagnosed with cervical cancer and HPV (Human Papillomavirus). HPV is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease; the majority of Americans that are infected do not even know it because the symptoms are so subtle.
Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV within two years. Sometimes, certain types of HPV can cause genital warts in males and females. Rarely, these types can also cause warts in the throat — a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP.
The most common vaccine for HPV is Gardsil. Our prescription card does cover this vaccine. Gardsil is the vaccine for HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. HPV types 16 and 18 cause an estimated 70% of cervical cancers and types 6, and 11 are 90 % of genital wart cases. Both men and women should receive this vaccine between the ages of 11 and 12. If one is already infected with this disease they should still receive the vaccine because it can protect against other strains.
Discount Drug Network is here to help you save on this vaccination. The average price of vaccine in the city of Philadelphia with the discount card is 165.62. I looked into 11 different pharmacies for the price. Five out of the eleven price was 159.06, the most expensive was 177.59. Now without the card the price of the vaccine can average in between 212.00-230.00. Now that is a lot of savings. Just doing the simple math there is about 70 worth of savings here give or take.
It is very important for teenagers to receive this vaccination especially women since it is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is treatable and curable. But why put yourself through all of that distress when you can simply get vaccinated?
About Cervical Health Awareness Month
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection.