• Question: why cant we have injections to stop us getting all cancers like we did with cervical cancer?

    Asked by katieeandbeccaa to Jo, Leo on 25 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Leo Garcia answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      The reason that an injection exists for vaccination against cervical cancer, is that it can be caused by a virus: the HPV virus. Considering that not all cancers are caused by viruses in this way, it is not possible to generate (at least, not yet, and not in the same way as the cervical cancer jab) vaccines for all other cancers.