Erika DeLuna enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her family helped her understand that her health is important. Now, she knows getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is important.
Laura Hernandez enjoys traveling and swimming with her three children. She wants to protect them and hopes they have a healthy future. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one way to protect their future and prevent cervical cancer. University Health System mailed a flyer to Hernandez about the HPV vaccine. She learned it helps prevent females from getting cervical cancer.
Rafael Velasco has been a health educator for 10 years. He talks to patients about the risks of smoking and its side effects. Smoking increases the risk of getting cervical cancer. Smoking harms almost all parts of the body causing cancer, heart disease and breathing problems. Velasco says, “It also depends on if it runs in the
family, if they are smokers, how much they smoke, what type of smokers they are.”
Marisol Rodriguez, age 47, is a Community Service Coordinator. She spends her time bringing health information to the community. She knows regular health exams, like the Pap test, are an important part of health. Rodriguez first learned about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer years ago. She learned that HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer. After listening to a presentation, she found out there is a vaccine to help protect against cervical cancer called the HPV vaccine.