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Vaccines That Fight Cancer

Cancer fighting vaccines currently in use are of two types: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive cancer vaccines are aimed at cancer-causing viruses such human papilloma­virus, which can cause a number of cancers, including cervical, anal, and penile. There are also several types of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines that guard against liver cancer.
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Ask the Experts: Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Q. My husband has been told he has prostate cancer. I recall reading that there was a vaccine that could treat the disease—could the vaccine be a suitable option for him?

A. The vaccine you refer to (Provenge) is essentially a “last resort” option for men whose prostate cancer is particularly

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