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BY Linda Ryan

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...

Cancer Blog Post: Linda Ryan shares her story and advocates for the HPV vaccine

BY Linda Ryan

A few years ago, I met some women who expressed that they don't like to say that they're "battling" cancer because...

BY Linda Ryan

It's been almost four years since my cervical cancer recurrence, but my two sons, Matthew (17) and Ethan (13), never traveled with me to MD...

BY Linda Ryan

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...

BY Linda Ryan

When you're diagnosed with cancer, there is no right or wrong way to handle your diagnosis. Just because I acted one way doesn't mean that's...

BY Linda Ryan

The saying about time being a precious gift has been on my mind since I recently visited with my 101- year-old grandmother. She saw me texting...

BY Linda Ryan

When I talk with others who have received a cancer diagnosis, they often want to know what my secret was.  What did I do to survive cervical...

BY Linda Ryan

My most recent goal was to watch a marathon. Yes, watch. 

I know that watching the race will motivate me to run another one. In...

BY Linda Ryan

During my recurrent cervical cancer treatment, I knew that mental strength was as important as my physical strength. But it was something...

BY Linda Ryan

I recently went on vacation to California with my two sons. We did all of the touristy San Francisco attractions, including driving down Lombard...