Today’s blog post is a little different. I wanted to share with you some exciting news about my new website: HPV Cancer Resources
. I spent much of the summer putting together this new and very comprehensive website with the following goals in mind:
To spread awareness about HPV, a virus that causes six different types of cancer in people.
To educate parents about, and advocate for, the safe and effective HPV vaccine, which can prevent infection with the virus and thereby block the development of these cancers.
To refute misinformation about the safety and efficacy of the HPV (and other) vaccines by anti-vaccine groups that is, unfortunately, widespread on the Internet.
To share an organized collection of resources specifically curated for HPV cancer patients and their family members.
To provide basic information for all
new cancer patients about the different types of scans and cancer treatments, how tumors are staged, how clinical trials work (and how to find one), and much more.
Those were my goals, but who did I design this website for?