Immunizations that Lower Your Risk of Cancer
While most people understand that eating a healthy diet and visiting your doctor for regular checkups, among other positive lifestyle choices can help to reduce their risk of developing cancer and other chronic illnesses—many don’t realize there are vaccines that can help minimize that risk as well.
Read on to learn about the vaccines that can help to further reduce your risk of developing various types of cancer.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV ) Vaccine
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Not only does the HPV vaccine protect that body against new HPV infections, but it also protects against the following types of cancer:
- Cervical cancer
- Oral cancer
- Anal cancer
- Vulvar and vaginal cancers
- Penile cancer
Because HPV is most commonly contracted in teens and young adults, it is recommended that preteens begin getting this vaccination around the age of 12 and continue through the age of 26, if they haven’t been vaccinated already.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that is spread when the blood, semen, or other bodily fluids from an infected person enter the body of someone who is not infected. While this infection can range from moderate to severe, in some cases it can lead to liver disease and even liver cancer. Getting the hepatitis B vaccination helps to prevent infection.
Primary Care in Titusville
When it comes to supporting your health, it is important to find a family care doctor you can trust. The family doctors at Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine treat patients throughout all stages of your life, providing you with the insight, resources, and preventative care you need to live happily and healthily.
Whether you’re in need of a regular check-up or you have a health concern, contact Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine
at 321-268-6111 to schedule your next visit.