BY Kathryn Boom

In Texas, the number is even lower. Only 33% of Texas teens were up to date. That’s a lot of room for improvement.

Having spent the past two summers with Kathleen Schmeler, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital, I’ve seen firsthand the devastation cervical cancer can cause. I’ve seen wives, mothers and daughters suffering and dying from an avoidable disease.


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