By the way, doctor: Should I be vaccinated against cervical cancer?

Q. Recently, I read about a vaccine against cancer of the cervix. Is this something I should consider?

A. You're referring to two vaccines in development as of spring 2006 for use against the human papilloma virus (HPV), a virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. Neither is on the market yet, but they are an exciting development in science and medicine.

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