This past Thursday, Patti Murillo-Casa and I were fortunate enough to be able to chat with one of the hosts of blog talk radio show chicas chatting, Jennifer Hutcheson about cervical cancer. As one of the more preventable forms of cancer, Latina women are still disproportionately affected, at almost twice the rate of any other ethnic group. This is almost always die to lack of awareness and not going for routine checkups with their gynecologist. Early detection is key to increasing your rate of survival, and vaccines are available that help protect against 75% of the different types of HPV (human papillomavirus) that cause cervical cancer. As always, please be sure to talk with your own medical doctor with any questions and concerns you may have.