In July 2009, Natalie Somerville was diagnosed with stage 2B Cervical Cancer at age 37. She completed her treatment in December of 2009, and has been cancer-free ever since.
Cervivor is a project of Tamika & Friends, an organization working to prevent cervical cancer through patient education and survivor empowerment. Tamika & Friends provides support to women going through a cervical cancer diagnosis and strives to create a global network of cervical cancer survivors who share their stories and serve as advocates and spokespeople.
On a global scale, over half a million women acquire cervical cancer and more than 300,000 die from the disease each year. Over 85% of these new cases are in developing countries that lack screening and treatment programs which might catch pre-cancerous lesions before they become invasive. Cervical Cancer is a preventable disease. The PAP smear, a cytology-based screening that has been enormously successful at reducing cervical cancer in the developed world, is largely unavailable in resource-poor countries. Founder Patricia Gordon, MD, practiced radiation oncology in Beverly Hills for 28 years recognized that many more lives could be saved and suffering prevented by establishing effective population-wide cervical cancer screening and treatment clinics. The cure cervical cancer.org blog is reporting establishing clinics around the world.
Stephanie Madsen turned 25 in January 2012. 19 days later, on the 25th, she received news that forever changed her life. She was diagnosed with Large Cell Neuroendocrine Cancer of the Cervix, a very rare cancer. Stephanie’s particular writing style and positive spirit has organically raised a faithful audience.
Kath was diagnosed with Stage II cervical cancer in March 2019, when she was 33. She recently started chemotherapy, and has been blogging about her experience. She hopes that her blog can help someone else through their journey, and she intends to shed more light on cancer while providing reassurance to others.
Samantha was diagnosed with cervical cancer in July 2012. Samantha has been in the Air Force for 22+ years. She had a 9-month deployment with the Army to Iraq in 2006-2007, then a year-long deployment to Qatar in 2009-2010. In February 2012, she got notified that she was headed off to Afghanistan for 6 months. In April, she had an appointment to see the doctor on base to get medically cleared, and then she had an abnormal pap test result.
Meaghan was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer in 2006 while she was attending law school. Rather than adhere to the 20% chance that the doctors gave her to live, Meaghan decided to beat cancer, and this is her story.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. The Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has online forum and blog posts.
This is Kami attempt to document this crazy roller coaster for her family and friends. She will do her best to keep it current. The day to day happenings in the life of a cervical cancer survivor.
Kath is 36 and live in London. She was born in Ireland, and raised in Australia so she has family and friends around the world, which is part of the reason for this blog to keep in touch. She has stage 1B1 squamous cell cervical cancer. Diagnosed in December 2012.
Kelly was 41 years old, a single mother of triplets, and diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 2 in May 2010. She wants to share her story from the patient point of view to help others.
Chelsea Farry was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in March 2012. And she considers herself very lucky. A routine, but overdue, pap smear caught the cancer at an early stage. She hopes of educating and raising cervical cancer awareness.
Patti is a Cervical Cancer/Obesity Survivor turned Advocate. She has been married for 16 years to a wonderful man. In November 2008, she was diagnosed with stage llB squamous cell carcinoma cervical cancer shortly after she retired from the NYPD after 20 years of service as a police officer.
Kelly at age 31 was diagnosed stage 1b2 cancer, which means, essentially, that it is confined to the cervix and is over 4 cm in size (It was at 4.6cm) and her husband was deployed to Afghanistan.
Karen was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November of 2014, when she was only 24 years old. She underwent surgery and has been cancer-free since December 2014. This blog is a humorous account of what she has learned since having cancer, and how it impacted her life.
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Alison Salinas is a 33-year-old public relations professional. She was diagnosed with stage 1B1 cervical cancer in Oct, 2014. This blog is about her journey to help raise awareness of Cervical Cancer in Canada.
Suzanne was a 36 year-old mother of 2 boys. She got engaged in September 2010, and with 4 months left to go until her dream wedding in April 2011, she found out that she had cervical cancer. She wrote this blog until May 2013, when she started a new one, “Waking Up On Death Row“, about their new journey.