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Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil To Become The Greatest Medical Scandal Of All Time

Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil To Become The Greatest Medical Scandal Of All Time | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of […]

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Dr. Marica Angell - physician, author, and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine – has commented “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine”.

Gardasil is marketed as a vaccine focused on preventing infection by the Human papilloma virus (HPV), and therefore offering protection against cervical cancer, genital warts and cancers of the anus, vagina and vulva.

Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck has started to raise his voice against the HPV vaccine. In an interview with the French magazine Principes de Santé (Health Principles), Dr. Dalbergue commented - “I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all time because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers. Gardasil is useless and costs a fortune!

Another doctor making noise regarding the HPV vaccine is Dr. Diane Harper who helped design and carry out the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved, and authored many of the published papers about it. Dr. Harper has commented that “They created a huge amount of fear in mothers, and appealed to mothers’ sense of duty to get them to get their daughters vaccinated”.

A year ago the vaccine was taken off the recommended vaccine schedule in Japan due to its adverse effects.

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HPV Test Outperforms Pap for Predicting Cervical Cancer

HPV Test Outperforms Pap for Predicting Cervical Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
The risk of developing cervical cancer within three years after a negative HPV test was about half the risk seen after a negative Pap smear
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Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a negative test for HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is associated with an extremely low risk for cervical cancer and provides greater assurance of low cervical cancer risk than a negative Pap test.

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Do Viruses Play a Role in Breast Cancer Development?

Do Viruses Play a Role in Breast Cancer Development? | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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A recent study done in Argentina tested 61 breast cancer samples from patients and found that 26% contained Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA sequences.

This is an important finding that could support the theory of a viral association with breast cancer. Whether the presence of the HPV virus is a cause, a consequence, or has no relationship to breast cancer development needs to be studied further.

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HPV Infection and Oral Cancer

HPV Infection and Oral Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
However, not everyone infected with HPV will develop cancer.
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Increasing numbers of Danish men are being diagnosed with HPV-caused oral cancer.

The Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) warns that oral sex increases the risk of HPV (human papilloma virus) infection, and suggest HPV can also be transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact. However, not everyone infected with HPV will develop cancer.

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Cervical Cancer: HPV Virus Test Boosts Detection

Cervical Cancer: HPV Virus Test Boosts Detection | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Doctors hail "incredibly exciting" results which suggest detection rates are vastly improved by testing for a particular virus.
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The relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer has long been established, with the virus being found in over 99% of cervical cancer cases.

Four research trials in England, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden over six-and-a-half years based on 175,000 women aged 20-64 found that screening women first for HPV protected 60%-70% more women from cancer than the traditional smear test. Increased protection was most noticeable in women aged 30-35 years.

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