posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 07:41 PM
Not to dismiss the subject as unimportant, or seem uncaring, but I believe your wife may be more likely to die crossing the street. When I saw the
first commercials about HPV I knew it was another example of media sensationalism. Most people have been infected, most people do not die of cervical
cancer. Just because something is potentially a leading cause of Cancer does not mean everyone with it will get Cancer.
WebMD link on HPV
And three-fourths of sexually active people between ages 15 and 49 have been infected at some point in their lives, according to estimates from
the American Social Health Association
Other cancers that can be caused by HPV, including some vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers: Each year in the U.S., HPV is
thought to cause an estimated:
•2,100 vulvar cancers,
•500 vaginal cancers,
•600 penile cancers,
•2,800 anal cancers in women,
•1,500 anal cancers in men,
•1,700 oropharyngeal cancers in women,* and
•6,700 oropharyngeal cancers in men.*
*Note: Other factors, notably tobacco and alcohol use, may also play a role with HPV to cause these cancers.
In other news over 35,000 people die every year in the US from the common flu... so what's scarier?
I apologize if I am coming across as cold, but I think you most likely have better things to be concerned about, don't worry, we all are mortal and
dealing with mortality is part of life.
Also, if you ask your Doctor don't be surprised that they googled the same links I presented. Doctors do not know everything.
Though the number of pedestrian fatalities fell from 5,585 in 1995 to 4,280 in 2010, there were an estimated 70,000 reported pedestrian injuries
in 2010. Pedestrian injuries have been on a downward trend, with 70,000 reported injuries in 2009 representing a decrease of 14,000 reported injuries
since 1995. However, we know from research into hospital records that only a fraction of pedestrian crashes that cause injury are ever recorded by the
Cervical Cancer deaths in a recorded year:
•3,909 women in the United States died from cervical cancer
Be happy and enjoy life
edit on 11-7-2013 by Volund because: oops repeated info....
edit on 11-7-2013 by Volund because: added more info