Shawna’s Story(3:33)

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I remember I went in the bathroom and cried and said I'm not supposed to be here. I'm not supposed to be sick.

Shawna learned she had cervical cancer while she had a young child at home. The treatment impacted her ability to focus on family life.  She wants others to prevent HPV cancers by getting vaccinated. (Courtesy of the Iowa Department of Public Health)

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