03.30.2009
Jade Goody- Another Example Why You Should Get the HPV Vaccine

So unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about Jade Goody’s untimely death at the age of 27. Jade died of cervical cancer, a completely preventable and curable form of cancer, if caught in time. According to this article on DailyFinance, “British reality TV star Jade Goody’s public battle with cervical cancer may seem distasteful. But it will probably help save lives. Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer in young women have reportedly increased 20 percent in Britain since Goody announced that she was terminally ill in August (she died this week at age 27).” In my opinion, it’s a sad, sad day when a mother won’t give her daughter a vaccine that has proven to be the biggest cancer breakthrough in a DECADE because she fears that it might encourage her to be promiscuous and have pre-marital sex. I can’t speak for young girls, but as someone who has completed all three shots in the series, I can say that I’m a strong avocate of the vaccine and I just can’t understand why any mother (or anyone for that matter) would be against protecting themself from this life threating disease. 27 is too young and maybe if the HPV vaccine had been around a few years earlier, it could’ve prevented Jade’s death.

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