What I've gone through: Why I support the HPV vaccine
When it comes to protecting our children against HPV cancers like hers, recurrent cervical cancer survivor Linda Ryan wants to make sure the outside world understands exactly what the HPV vaccine prevents. That includes not cancer and its treatment, but everything that comes along with it – the constipation, the nausea for months on end, time lost as a parent, the fear and uncertainty, the physical and emotional turmoil, and the anguish of telling loved ones about a cancer diagnosis. "I hope that when other parents read about my experience, they’ll understand exactly what’s at stake – and what they can easily prevent," Linda writes. Learn what Linda has gone through.