Some people feel guilty or blame themselves or others for the cancer. Or you may try to find reasons for why it has happened to you.
Because of the part of the body affected and the risk factors involved, some people may feel ashamed or embarrassed. Remember that most people have HPV at some point without even knowing it. Try not to feel you’re to blame in any way. Focus on looking after yourself and getting the help and support you need.
Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or nurse as many questions as you like, as this may help to put your mind at rest. If you feel that you need support, you can contact our cancer support specialists.