January is not only the beginning of a new year, but it’s also cervical cancer awareness month! Most people still don’t know what cervical cancer is, that the main culprit is the human papillomavirus (HPV), and that there is a vaccine!
Imagine never being able to have a child not because you choose to, but because you were diagnosed with an advance cancer and need a hysterectomy. Or being happily married for some time and on a routine appointment with your gynecologist, find out you have cancer – caused by a sexually transmitted infection. Or how about needing to cut costs to make ends meet, so you cut your health insurance. Only to find out five years later when you finally go to see your gynecologist than you have cancer. These are the real life stories of women that were diagnosed with cervical cancer, women just like me and you, whose lives were…