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Are Vaccines the Best Prevention for HPV Cervical Cancer? – Part Two

Are Vaccines the Best Prevention for HPV Cervical Cancer? – Part Two

January 20, 2014 | Author: Susan Silberstein PhD
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In my first blog on cervical cancer, I talked about HPV vaccine side effects. Thousands of young women who took the Gardasil vaccine for HPV (human papilloma virus),suffered permanent disability or other adverse reactions.  Unfortunately, death has been one of those permanent side effects.

Over 100 deaths due to cervical cancer vaccine

The reported death toll for the HPV vaccine now stands at 139 — 139 healthy children and young women  lost to vaccination in the effort to spare them from the possibility of developing cervical cancer later in life – a disease that is 100% preventable!

  • Christina, a 21-year-old college student majoring in studio arts at Bard College, died suddenly and without explanation shortly after receiving the third Gardasil shot in June 2008.
  •  Megan, a 20-year-old college student died suddenly, without explanation, about one month after receiving her third Gardasil shot. No cause of death was found.
  •  In November of 2010, a physician for the pregnancy registry for Gardasil reported on a female who on September 1, 2010 was vaccinated with her first dose while breastfeeding her 40-day old baby. Although at that time both the mother’s and baby’s health were good, the next day the baby’s condition suddenly dropped. The family immediately took the baby to the hospital, but it died shortly after that. The cause of death was not reported.
  •  At least two additional reports of infants dying in a similar fashion have been filed with the Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) registry.

“Unknown causes” and “coincidence”

The direct causes of death after Gardasil vaccination are somewhat mysterious, but appear to include blood clots, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, and “sudden death” due to “unknown causes” shortly after receiving the vaccine.

While it is not clear exactly what is causing so many adverse reactions, Gardasil does contain genetically engineered virus-like protein particles as well as aluminum, which can affect immune function.

Further, according to the vaccine manufacturer product information insert, the vaccine has not been evaluated for its potential to cause cancer or impair fertility.

In fact, Merck studied the Gardasil vaccine in fewer than 1,200 girls under16 prior to releasing the drug to the market under a fast-tracked road to licensure in 2006. To date, most of the serious HPV vaccine side effects and deaths that occurred during the pre-licensure clinical trials and post marketing surveillance have been written off as a “coincidence” by Merck researchers and government health officials.

Gardasil increases chances of getting cervical cancer

According to information Merck presented to the FDA prior to approval, if you have already been exposed to two strains of HPV before getting vaccinated, Gardasil may actually increase your risk of developing precancerous lesions and cancer by nearly 45 percent!

Data pulled by VAERS research analyst Janny Stokvis shows a dramatic and recent increase in abnormal pap smears, cervical dysplasia, and cervical cancer following HPV vaccination.

According to Stokvis, some of the reports of cervical abnormalities are occurring four to five years after HPV vaccination, so we’re just now starting to see some of the longer-term ramifications, given that the vaccines have only been on the market since 2009 (Glaxo) and 2006 (Merck). The following data is for girls ages 14 to 26:


March 2011

March 2012

Increase in 12 months (%)

Abnormal pap smear




Cervical dysplasia




Cervical cancer




In my next blogs on this topic, I will discuss more reasons to avoid the cervical cancer vaccine, what causes cervical cancer,
cervical cancer screening, and natural ways to prevent HPV cervical cancer.


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[1] Judicial Watch, April 10, 2013 – Gardasil, the vaccine for HPV (human papillomavirus), may not be as safe as backers claim.





[6] Gardasil™ HPV Quadrivalent Vaccine May 18, 2006 VRBPAC Meeting (PDF)