Follow Marty Griffin's Journey

The KDKA Radio host continues his public cancer battle to help educate other about HPV

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
September 19, 2018 - 11:27 am

Andrew Limberg


Related: KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin: I have Squamous Cell Cancer

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Since KDKA Radio talk host Marty Griffin publicly announced he was diagnosed with cancer, he has received chemotherapy and radiation treatments every weekday.

Griffin says the Squamous Cell Cancer is a result of HPV or Human papillomavirus. There are many different types of HPV, with some causing cancer.

The CDC recommends that children 11 or 12 should get the series of shots and can be started at 9 years-old. While it is most effective early men can get the shots through age 21 and women through 26.

Griffin says some of the most notable side-effects he has experienced so far is loss of taste, loss of saliva and weight loss

Griffin is using his platform on KDKA Radio and on his new website Sparkt to try and urge parents to get their children vaccinated, adding he wants to eliminate the stigma behind the vaccine and to let people know it is primarily a cancer-preventing vaccine.

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