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Is it time for your screen test?

May 10, 2017

Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer, and one important prevention tool is regular screening. At age 21, women can be screened with a Pap test. Starting at age 30, women can also get an HPV test as part of screening. The HPV test can find the types of HPV (human papillomavirus) most commonly found in […]

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Action Needed: Sign On Letter to Protect Women’s Cancer Services

Action Needed: Sign On Letter to Protect Women’s Cancer Services

March 17, 2017

Please sign our letter to Congress to say you support services to detect and prevent cancer in women! 

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Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Live

Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Live

February 1, 2017

If you struggle with incontinence and have concerns about leaking during sex, you’re not alone. The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) reports that one in three women with stress incontinence avoids sex due to fears of leaking during intercourse or orgasm. But incontinence during sex doesn’t have to be an issue.  Below are some tips […]

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ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

February 1, 2017

“Part of our first-world indifference lies in the assumption that this is a disease relegated to the developing world. While it is true that the heaviest burden is in low-income countries, the reality check is that cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for American women as well. These days, however, cervical […]

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Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

January 27, 2017

New research finds that women in the U.S. are dying from cervical cancer at rates far higher than we realized, especially black women.  Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the mortality rate (or death rate) with cervical cancer and say the statistics are skewed because they include women who have had a total hysterectomy and […]

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2017 NCCC Conference

2017 NCCC Conference

January 26, 2017

Save the Date! 2017 NCCC Conference October 20-22, 2017 The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Alexandria, Virginia Registration coming soon so check back often!

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NCCC Community at Storycorps

NCCC Community at Storycorps

December 14, 2016

NCCC chapter leaders have many stories to share. Stories of courage, of struggle, of loss and of survival. Many chapter leaders have their shared personal perspectives on the physical and emotional impact of cervical cancer, in the ebook HPV & Cervical Cancer: Stories from Survivors and Supporters and videos filmed at the 2013 NCCC conference. […]

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Chapter Spotlight

Chapter Spotlight

November 10, 2016

As part of the ongoing fundraising and educational efforts that our chapter leaders are committed to throughout the year, they also give back to their communities!  Last year, three such National Cervical Cancer Coalition chapters set up grants in their communities with the assistance of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association to fund […]

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FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

October 21, 2016

On October 12th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a 2-dose schedule for Merck’s Gardasil-9® HPV vaccine for males and females ages 9-14. The new schedule calls for the second dose of the vaccine to be given 6-12 months following the first. The 3-dose schedule originally licensed with the vaccine may still be used, […]

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Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

September 4, 2016

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is recognized each year in September and is a perfect time to encourage women to learn more about cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries, and uterus including early detection and prevention. Every year in the United States, about 89,000 women are diagnosed with and more than 29,000 die from a […]

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