HPV and Cervical Cancer Videos
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Survivor Stories from the NCCC Conference (January 2013)
Filmed at the National Cervical Cancer Coalition conference in Atlanta, GA, in January 2013, these stories from cervical cancer survivors and family members of women who have died from the disease highlight the devastating impact of cervical cancer. These personal stories also emphasize the importance of prevention in the form of vaccines and regular screening--prevention that can save lives.
HPV vaccines are safe and effective, yet uptake remains low among males and females for whom vaccination is recommended. A health care provider’s recommendation – along with delivery of just three core messages- makes all the difference in parental acceptance and intention to vaccinate. This four minute video will prep you to have brief but effective conversations with parents around HPV infections and vaccines.
Human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection--more than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. But HPV vaccines can help prevent infection from both high risk HPV types that can lead to cervical cancer and low risk types that cause genital warts.
HPV vaccines are recommended for girls ages 11-12. Catch up vaccination is recommended for girls and young women ages 13-26 who have not been previously vaccinated. Males are also at risk for a number of HPV diseases, so boys and young men ages 9-26 can also be vaccinated against HPV.
Michele Baldwin's Story
When Michele Baldwin, a 45-year old single mother, was diagnosed with cervical cancer she knew she wanted to do something to help increase awareness of the disease. Michele partnered with the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC) to complete a 700-mile paddle board expedition across the Ganges River in November 2011, with the goal of helping to increase knowledge about cervical cancer and its prevention among women in India.
Janet Wagner Shares her Story
Janet Wagner (1965-2010), former Chapter leader for San Antonio chapter for the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, shares her story of dealing with her cervical cancer diagnosis and offers a message of prevention for others.
Breaking the Silence
Approximately 6 million new cases of sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) occur in the U.S. each year, with at least 20 million people estimated to be currently infected. Most people with HPV, though, do not know that they are infected. It is estimated that 70% of women and men will come into contact with it during their life. Though usually harmless, some high-risk types cause cervical cell changes that, if not detected in time, can turn into cervical cancer.
Regular Pap tests, supplemented by appropriate HPV testing, will detect virtually all pre-cancerous changes and cervical cancers. Cervical cancer is completely preventable if precancerous cell changes are detected and treated early. NCCC encourges women and men everywhere to break the silence on HPV and cervical cancer.
Making a Difference
Cervical cancer affects approximately 13,000 women in the United States each year, and more than 4,000 of women will die. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, but because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Learn the basic facts about cervical cancer prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing regularly and HPV testing when recommended
You Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
More than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the U.S. and more than 4,000 die of the disease. But it is important to remember--cervical cancer can be prevented. Watch to learn more about how you can prevent cervical cancer. (English and Spanish)
Filmed at the 2009 National Cervical Cancer Conference, this video celebrates the courage of cervical cancer survivors and other members of NCCC who work to rais awareness of HPV and cervical cancer prevention across the country.
Public Service Announcement (English)
Public service Announcement (Spanish)