The European premiere of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, a powerful and emotive documentary on the struggle, tragedy and triumph of five families affected by cervical cancer, was screened in Dublin this week. The documentary aims to highlight the real life impact of HPV-related cancer and raise awareness for this widely misunderstood disease. This year in Ireland, more than 280 Irish women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 90 women will succumb to their disease despite the modern treatments provided in Ireland.
The documentary follows the stories of five women who have been afflicted by Human papillomavirus (HPV), outlining their battle with cervical cancer, and includes interviews with some of the world’s leading experts on HPV. Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic is supported by MSD Ireland, Cerviva, Marie Keating Foundation, Irish Cancer Society, Irish Family Planning Association and the Well Woman Centre.