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HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

A couple of years ago I was waiting in a clinic to see my physician for a normal well check.  When a nurse I had…

Anal Cancer Awareness and HPV

Editor's Note: March 21, 2020 is Anal Cancer Awareness Month. HPV causes a majority (91%) of anal cancers and is preventable through vaccination. Thank you…

Ep. 38: Listen Up! HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

What happens when you bring to HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention champions together? A great conversation about how to encourage parents to start and complete…

Monogamy is No Failsafe: HPV and Cervical Cancer

Editor's note: This post deals with sexual matters, including non-consensual sexual assault and may not be suited for all audiences. I will always advocate for…

Updates Galore from ACIP and D.C.

The past few weeks have been active in the vaccine advocacy world--and in the anti-vaccine activist movement. Normal things, such as the ACIP (Advisory Committee…

Fighting HPV and Cancer

The past three years have been grueling. During that time, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Adenocarcinoma at age 36.  I was a single mother…

An Uncomplicated, Straightforward Choice

1 Week Prior to Doctor Appointment Zoe: “I don’t want to get a shot. Will I have to get a shot?” Me: “Yes, you will…

Cancer Prevention for Boys and Girls

Who's your favorite Superman? Christopher Reeve? Dean Cain? Henry Cavill? Ours is Jason Mendelsohn, the unassuming father of three who defeated Stage IV HPV throat…

My Friend Al: An HPV Story

When he turned sixty, my friend Al went for his yearly physical and mentioned to the attending physician that he had a small lump on…

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