A recent article in the New York Times got my attention once again. A drug or vaccine is touted as the miracle drug to prevent cancer and we must run out and make sure all parents inoculate their children. A campaign would be in order to get parents to line up with their offspring.
But…. I say, are we to say our children are once again deficient in another drug? That without this drug our children, our girls babies will succumb to cancer? If the answer is yes; and the campaign will say yes, there is no doubt parents will run to get that vaccine. Who will question it? If the good doctors say so, you do it; would they lie to you, of course not. Or maybe they just don’t know, or they just don’t read ALL the white papers that tell the whole story.
So what is the story behind the vaccine, HPV? It is touted as being this wonder vaccine that will prevent the dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and a principal cause of cervical cancer. They claim that since it was introduced in 2006, the cases have dropped by near half; an amazing accomplishment, so they tout. So one would think this is a vaccine that truly will save lives and it would be good but for the side effects. Almost 40% of parents asked, state their children are not up to date on the vaccine, most are afraid of the side effects and feel the risk of cervical cancer is less than the greater risk of getting a serious reaction. Dr. Paul Darden, lead author of National Immunization Survey of Teens and professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, told CNN. “They seemed to be skeptical of its safety, which is odd, because it’s shown to be effective with few side effects. We have a vaccine that protects against cancer. Why not vaccinate your child? I don’t get it.”
Lets take a look at cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society: Estimates for 2013:
- About 12,340 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
- About 4,030 women will die from cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Between 1955 and 1992, the cervical cancer death rate declined by almost 70%. The main reason for this change was the increased use of the Pap test. This screening procedure can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − in its most curable stage. The death rate from cervical cancer has been stable in recent years. Pap tests allow for early detection and in its early stages the cure rate is high. A one year survival rate of 87% and a five year survival rate of 70%. Dedicated early and is reported there is a 90% cure rate. Also, most cervical cancer cases are detected in women over the age of 20 and is rare under that age; most cases are reported over the age of 30 and again rare cases over the age of 65. Science tells us the precancerous cells can take up to 10 to 15 years before becoming cancerous.
If we look at the start of the vaccine in 2006; that is only six years ago. How can promoters of the HPV vaccine claim the decrease in cervical cancer cases is due to the vaccine when in fact the incidence of cervical cancer has been decreasing by about 3% a year since the introduction of the pap test? And not the vaccine. In six years young girls have not been introduced to the Human papillomaviruses, the major cause of cervical cancer, by in large; 10 to 15 years where precancerous cells statistically wait to appear as cancer has not passed; furthermore, most of the young girls within the group first introduced six years ago in their teens would not be in their thirties after six years. The vaccinated girls have not even entered into the statistical count for cervical cancer; how then do the promoters claim the decrease in cervical cancer is even remotely related to the HPV vaccine? I see none.
Now let us take a look at what Dr. Darden claims to be ‘a few side effects’; and cannot understand why parents would not run out and give this to their child. Well why not? The side effects noted of girls that have received the vaccine, otherwise known as Gardasil by Merek [HPV Vaccine] are ; seizures, strokes, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, headaches, stomach pains, vomiting, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, auto-immune problems, chest pains, hair loss, appetite loss, personality changes, insomnia, hand/leg tremors, arm/leg weakness, shortness of breath, heart problems, paralysis, itching, rashes, swelling, aching muscles,pelvic pain, nerve pain, menstrual cycle changes, fainting, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, nausea, temporary vision/hearing loss and more…. Doctors willing to admit the illnesses are due to the vaccine say there is little they can do for them; no known treatments to reverse the reactions; so they suffer in silence and their parents feel guilt for subjecting their child to this vaccine. Some mourn because some girls have died. Are these what you call, few side effects? Is the risk of having your child have any of these reaction to which there is NO treatment, worth giving the vaccine [that may help prevent cervical cancer] that, in fact, is proven the pap test can detect in early stages and with treatment giving a 90% cure rate?
There are thousands of girls suffering needlessly to a vaccine that has too many serious side effects with no known remedy. The risks of the side effects are far too great to subject our healthy girls; a pap test as she matures will detect abnormal cells and closely monitored can get her cancer treatment resulting in remission of 90% [when caught early].
Jesicha’s Hope stands by parent’s rights to choose what they believe is best for their children based on the parents’ research. In view of the research we have made; there is no doubt, the serious side effects of the vaccine is too great a risk for any child. Cancer may be scary but not scary enough to hand over your child to a vaccine that could take her health or her life. We ask, ‘ based on the reported and documented side effects, how could you use that vaccine?’ We [Jesicha’s Hope] does not get it? This is not a wonder drug.