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BY Shalee Landry

When I was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2012, I got treated near my home in southern Louisiana. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to go to MD Anderson — I actually did. I even asked my gynecologist why she wasn’t sending me there. She said that because what I had wasn’t rare or weird, she felt confident we could handle it locally.

My kids were still really little back then — just 4 and 1. So, even though MD Anderson...

Cervical cancer and total pelvic exenteration survivor Shalee Landry

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now...

BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

When it comes to cancer screenings, some women might think, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need them.” But that’s actually when...

BY Sylvia Zaro

Any time you’re told you have cancer, it’s not good news. Even if you catch it early and it’s only in the beginning stages, all you hear is the word “cancer.” And no matter how many people try to reassure you, it’s still very scary.

When I was diagnosed with HPV-related cervical cancer in the summer of 2016, everything that comes along with that word ran through my mind: What am I going to do? What effects will it have on me? Am...

HPV-related cervical cancer survivor Sylvia Zaro

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a cancer caregiver, you’ve probably been told it’s important to take care of your own physical and mental health, too. But sometimes that...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

“We were totally blown away,” Misty Wiggs says of finding out she was pregnant with her third child in April 2015.

For 12 years, Misty...

BY Tricia Jordan

My son Gavin recently turned 13. My husband and I call him our miracle baby, but I don’t think he fully understands why. When he was little...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Each year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. And though it most often occurs in women over age 40, younger women...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

So, you’ve been through the discomfort and awkwardness of your Pap test, and you’ve gotten the unexpected call from your doctor: Your Pap...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When it comes to cervical cancer, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings. That includes a lot of confusion about what causes cervical...