The HPV vaccine prevents several cancers, and it could have prevented mine. When I speak out in support of the HPV vaccine as a recurrent cervical cancer survivor, I find myself saying, “So others don’t have to go through what I am.”
But when I heard someone else say this, I realized others should know exactly what we‘ve gone through – or are going through – so parents understand why it’s so important to vaccinate their children...
As a cervical cancer survivor, I have spent considerable time and
energy trying to protect my children from cancer. I didn't want them
to feel the emotional effects of my own cancer journey, and I
certainly don't want them to go what I went through.
When it comes to cancer prevention, there is something I can do now to reduce their chances of being diagnosed with certain cancers in the future: Vaccinate...