HPV Testimonies

The human papillomavirus (HPV) and the cancers it causes can devastate people’s lives.

People who have survived an HPV-related cancer talked to us about what they went through. They explain how they were diagnosed with cancer and their emotions and experiences as they dealt with that, and then started treatment. They talk about the impact on their lives and on those around them, and whether they have been able to get back to a ‘normal’ life.

They also talk to us about their thoughts on HPV itself and the availability of vaccination, and whether they would like to see universal vaccination for men and women. Finally, they give us their message to patients and policymakers so that others can learn from their stories.

We are very grateful to all those who have trusted us with very personal information about their lives. Unsurprisingly, some have chosen to remain anonymous.

Find out more below.