Meet Tiffany Bond. A mother and cancer survivor whose type of throat cancer is related to HPV and may have been prevented by the vaccine. Tiffany was diagnosed at the age of 39.
"I wish the vaccine had been available when I was younger," says Bond. "Having gone through what I went through, I cannot understand why parents would choose not to have their children vaccinated against HPV."
It is the Canadian Cancer Society's priority to build awareness of the link between HPV and cancer, while increasing the uptake of the HPV vaccine among girls and boys in Ontario through the school-based vaccination program.
In order to be vaccinated, parents or guardians must complete a consent form that is sent home and return it to their child's school. All doses must be completed for the best protection.