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*3 SHOTS IF GIVEN AFTER THE AGE OF 12

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a
very common infection that can be
spread from person to person
through direct contact
Most people DON'T KNOW
they have an HPV INFECTION

A DARK TIME
Bennett went into his cancer treatment with a fighting attitude. He began
his journey in October 2015 at the
Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer
Center with Dr. Marks performing his

Nearly 1 IN 4 Americans
is CURRENTLY INFECTED
with HPV

The HPV VACCINE has been
proven to be VERY EFFECTIVE
in controlling EFFECTS OF HPV

surgery. And with the guidance of
oncologists Mark Mishra, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology
at the University of Maryland School
of Medicine, and Ashkan Bahrani, MD,
clinical assistant professor of medicine
at the UM School of Medicine, Bennett
endured 33 straight days of radiation

MALES
between age 11 and 21

and three rounds of chemotherapy.
"It was a dark time for me," Bennett
The HPV vaccine has been carefully studied

FEMALES
between age 11 and 26

by medical and scientific experts and has
not been associated with any long-term
side effects.

remembers. "I wanted to quit so many
times, especially on the days that my
throat felt like it was on fire."
Luckily, Bennett's care team and
staff at the Kaufman Cancer Center
supported him, reassured him and
pushed him toward the finish line.

the average person's
LIFETIME RISK
of contracting HPV

He fondly says: "The staff becomes
ANAL (MALE & FEMALE)
MOUTH/THROAT (MALE & FEMALE)

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
UPPER CHESAPEAKE HEALTH
U M U C H .O R G /C A N C E R

something like that. From the techs

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

in the Infusion Center to the people

CERVICAL, VULVAR & VAGINAL (FEMALE)
PENILE (MALE)

your family while you're going through

HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HARFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

cleaning the facilities, I have nothing
but good things to say."
One particular person who made

Every year in the United States,
31,000 women and men are diagnosed
with a cancer caused by HPV infection.
Most of these cancers could be
prevented with HPV vaccination.

an impression on Bennett was patient

SOURCE: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

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care technician Leah Warenicz. Fondly
referred to as "Needles," Warenicz
often gave Bennett his IVs during
treatment. They formed such a bond
that Warenicz attended a benefit held
in Bennett's honor by the Water Witch


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