It is with heavy heart that we announce Australian, London Olympics medallist rower, Sarah Tait, has died after a battle with cervical cancer- she was just 33.
Sarah is survived by her senior national coach husband Bill and their two children.
She had received the HPV vaccine and did do chemotherapy but sadly, she was just taken far too young.
From the Yahoo News article:
“It’s not how I thought my life would look like at this stage.
I had the cervical cancer vaccine when I was younger. I’ve had regular pap smears my whole life, most recently in December, which didn’t pick it up. Said Tait.”
I quote from CBS website directly:
“Women who receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be more likely to be infected with certain high-risk strains of the virus than women who do not get the vaccine, according to a new study.” – CBS NEWS
I am contacted by women or their mothers who have contracted HPV after the vaccination (even all 3) Merck now says that for Gardasil there is a solution, and that is yet another shot, but some are skeptical.
Perth-born and raised Tait, who captained Australia’s rowing team at the Beijing Olympics was diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2013. Before her diagnosis, she was fit and healthy. The diagnosis shocked she and her husband, telling The West Australian, “It’s been a rollercoaster.”