Merck: Gardasil Increases Cervical Cancer 44% for Women Most at Risk

by Sarah VaccinationComments: 5

cervical cancer risk

In case you haven’t noticed, the pharmaceutical industry is highly effective at getting news articles and research that are unfavorable toward vaccination removed from large media websites.

One such story that was quickly removed from the large media website Examiner tackled the very touchy subject of greatly elevated cervical cancer risk in women vaccinated with Gardasil if they are already sexually active and exposed to HPV prior to injection.

In cases of prior exposure, women are at a 44.6% increased risk for precancerous lesions or full blown cervical cancer.

This shocking data that is rarely (if ever?) discussed in the doctor’s office and seemingly forgotten since the news story was squashed was presented to the FDA on May 18, 2006 during the Gardasil approval process. The presenter of this shocking research was none other than Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil.

This troubling data was discovered by Merck scientists during Gardasil safety trials. Even more disturbing, the FDA did not respond by requiring HPV screening prior to vaccination with Gardasil or even requiring a simple warning about it on the package insert.

Gotta protect those lucrative post-FDA consultant gigs with the vaccine industry, don’t we?

FDA Aware of Increased Cervical Cancer Risk from Gardasil 

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) at the FDA reviewed this information, and it was presented via the VRBPAC Background document at the bottom of page 13 (click here for the full text on the FDA website).  A copy of page 13 is provided below:

Gardasil FDA VRBPAC Background Document on cervical cancer risk

What’s more, Merck claims that Gardasil may provide “cross-protection” against the dozens of other strains of HPV that are not included in the vaccine (1). Does this mean that exposure to any of the other HPV strains prior to vaccination with Gardasil also increases cervical cancer risk the same as prior exposure to the strains contained in the vaccine?

Probably, but again, no one seems to care because coverage of this subject is taboo.

Why isn’t the FDA investigating further the heightened cervical cancer risk from Gardasil for those who are already sexually active? Why isn’t there a warning to screen for HPV prior to administering the Gardasil jab on the vaccine insert? Why aren’t pediatricians and gynecologists staying up on this research (it’s their job after all), informing their patients of the risks, and properly screening sexually active patients for HPV prior to vaccination with Gardasil?

As a consumer, you had better be ready to protect yourself because the government and your doctor clearly won’t. There is a tremendous amount of fraud that goes on in the pharmaceutical industry. As just one of many examples, remember the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) debacle, where for decades, women were assured that such drugs lowered heart disease risk when the exact opposite was true?

Stay alert, stay safe and know what you’re getting yourself into before you blindly roll up that sleeve or the sleeve of your child.

Better yet, skip the Gardasil jab altogether. Even Merck admits that the women most at risk for getting cervical cancer have a high likelihood of being harmed rather than helped by the shot anyway.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Comments (5)

  • Onko Med

    This is simply shocking news. I don’t understand why there is so little serious steps to stop that and avoid problem in the future. I am aware that vaccine business is worth a lot, but hey – what about people and their health?

    March 22nd, 2016 6:38 am Reply
  • Jessica W.

    Wow, this makes me SO HAPPY that even as a vaccine trusting teenager/young adult I had the forethought to not trust this vaccine (and thank God I had a crappy mom that was too lazy to take us to the Dr). It is insane how vaccines manage to not only stay on the market despite all their damage but actually gain momentum thanks to all the staunchly pro-vax people.

    When I was pregnant I started researching vaccines with the assumption that my kids would be vaccinated, it did not take me long to change my mind, and I hadn’t even read about adverse reactions to vaccines. Reading about the diseases we vaccinate against was enough to convince me they aren’t worth the risk. The HPV vaccine is one of the most ridiculous too. HPV is an STD so lets teach our kids safe sex practices, condoms are pretty safe even with a latex allergy they are safer than the vaccine. Next, lets teach the importance of regular Pap tests because if caught early cervical cancer is extremely treatable. And even with safe sex and regular check ups your odds of getting cancer are very small. I found this wonderful booklet about HPV and Cervical cancer: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-043803.pdf. In the whole booklet it talks about the connection between HPV and cervical cancer and the best ways to prevent cervical cancer. Guess what, not once does it mention the HPV vaccine. Even the CDC recommends regular testing as the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

    Sorry but I will take a sterile swab in my cervix over a toxic shot in my arm any day. Especially since even according to the CDC “It is important to note that women who are vaccinated against HPV still need to have regular Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer.”

    March 13th, 2016 2:42 pm Reply
  • Annelies

    For Cervarix there,s an increased risk of 32.5%.

    March 12th, 2016 3:26 pm Reply
  • Dawn Lopez

    Sarah, I truly appreciate the information you share about so many important subjects on your blog. However, I would very much appreciate your refraining from making underinformed and affective statements about a supplement that was and still is very important to many people (men and women).
    Your statement:
    “As a consumer, you had better be ready to protect yourself because the government and your doctor clearly won’t. There is a tremendous amount of fraud that goes on in the pharmaceutical industry. As just one of many examples, remember the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) debacle, where for decades, women were assured that such drugs lowered heart disease risk when the exact opposite was true?”
    Whereas I agree that one needs to protect oneself and not rely solely on doctors and the government for their best health guidance, I don’t agree with your incomplete, under-informed, fear mongering statement about the HRT ‘debacle’. The HRT ‘debacle’ was such a debacle for many reasons other than “..assured that such drugs lowered heart disease risk when the exact opposite was true?”, such as the synthetic hormones (ie Premarin,etc.) that were being prescribed, incomplete trials used to sway the public negatively (fear mongering), and in cases of doctors who also incorrectly prescribed them, resulting in negative health effects. Today, Bio-Identical hormones are safely prescribed by Naturopaths, MD’s, nurse practitioners, etc., and used by many women and men with very positive health effects.
    I am not suggesting bio-identical hormone replacement is right for everyone. Any supplement, prescribed or over-the-counter, is not necessarily right for everyone and is also an individual choice. I do, however, want to share that current bio-identical HRT is not the ‘debacle’ of the past.
    I want to thank you again for all the information you share; I have learned so much from your blog and share the info any chance I get. I apologize if my comment sounds harsh, it’s not my intention. I have personal experience with HRT, both negative and positive, which is why I try to bring attention to any misinformation I come across.
    Thank you!!

    March 12th, 2016 6:29 am Reply
  • Lynn B.

    Why is this vaccine still on the market? There are so many bad things being reported about it! Such a travesty to take advantage of women like this.

    March 11th, 2016 8:25 am Reply

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