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Aldara Treatment for Warts

Aldara (Imiquimod) is a topical treatment that is rubbed onto the surface of the wart to stimulate the immune system to attack the cause of the benign growth, the human papillomavirus, HPV.  It belongs to a class of drugs called immune response modifiers (IRMs).  The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is believed […]

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Gardasil – The HPV Solution?

Gardasil – The HPV Solution? HPV or Human Papillomavirus currently infects over 20 million individuals worldwide with over 6 million new patients being added to that list every year. There are over 130 different types of HPV. Many types are completely asymptomatic and other types cause common warts. But HPV types 16 and 18 cause […]

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine Safe?

Vaccine for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) issued a joint statement on Thursday, August 20th, restating the safety of the cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil. In June 2006, the FDA approved Gardasil as cervical cancer and genital warts vaccine for young females between the ages of 9 and […]

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Preventing Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the broad term for several different kinds of malignant skin growths, not to be confused with warts or rashes. They may present themselves in similar ways, but only a doctor can tell for sure if a minor skin growth is actually a harbinger of a life-threatening illness. Learn more below about the […]

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