Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 16th, 2006
Studies show virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus, or HPV. It is transmitted sexually and most of the time human immune systems can get rid of it, but in about 10,000 women a year it develops into cervical cancer.
Gardasil is expected to be available late this summer, according to Merck.
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