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Two to three doses of this vaccine can change a woman’s future. It can save a woman’s life. Photo: PA

Two to three doses of this vaccine can change a woman’s future. It can save a woman’s life. Photo: PA

Two to three doses of this vaccine can change a woman’s future. It can save a woman’s life. Photo: PA

Two years ago, Aoife Harrington received devastating news. Then just 24 years old, the Mayo native was living in Abu Dhabi and enjoying her carefree youth and freedom. But that all changed when her doctor told her she had cervical cancer.

Hearing the emotional stories of cancer patients is nothing new to my colleagues and I in the Irish Cancer Society. But when Aoife bravely stepped forward to speak about her diagnosis and treatment on Today FM's 'Anton Savage Show' last Thursday, her account was particularly poignant. If she was just a few years younger, her cancer could have been prevented by something as simple as a needle.


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