Jeff Brazier: 'Jade Goody’s life could have been saved by the HPV vaccine'
JEFF BRAZIER HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR BOYS TO HAVE THE HPV VACCINE AND SAYS 'IT COULD HAVE SAVED JADE GOODY'S LIFE'
Jeff and Embarrassing Bodies' Dr. Christian Jessen joined us on the show to talk about the HPV vaccine which has now been made available for teenage boys to raise awareness of the links between HPV and male cancers.
And Jeff admitted his son's mother Jade Goody’s life could have been saved by the HPV vaccine during the emotional appearance.
When asked if the vaccine would have saved Jade, he replied: 'It would have altered the course, almost definitely.'
The Big Brother star passed away in 2009 from cervical cancer aged just 27 leaving two sons Bobby, now 13, and Freddie, now 12.
HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted disease which can lead to cervical cancer in women. The vaccine which can prevent cervical cancer from developing.
'Jade’s cancer was HPV, in boys you’re more likely to see neck and throat cancer, anal cancer and penile cancer,' Jeff explained.
And Jeff admitted he’d spoken to his and Jade’s eldest son Bobby about the vaccine.
'When I told him there was a link to mum’s cancer – it had his interest,' he explained.
In the UK, the HPV vaccine is now available to males between the ages of 12 and 44 for a small fee. It is also offered to girls when when are around 13-years-old.