Below are the very personal stories from women battling cervical cancer and an "archive section" with a few of the past years' stories too. You may also submit your personal story on how you are battling issues related to your cervical cancer or persistent HPV disease.


cover finalNCCC is pleased to offer a free ebook of essays from cervical cancer survivors and family members, providing personal perspectives on the physical and emotional impact of cervical cancer. HPV & Cervical Cancer: Stories from Survivors and Supporters is available free in a variety of formats.

A PDF version is available here, as well as a flipbook version. Additional formats compatible with most ebook readers (epub, mobi), including the Kindle, are available free through Smashwords. The ebook is also availale (at the lowest required price through) Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This collection offers a powerful message to those dealing with the impact of cervical cancer—you are not alone. We are grateful to the survivors and family members who have chosen to share their stories of pain, struggle, strength, and hope. We hope you will find inspiration in the stories here and will share the message of prevention.


While this section focuses in on cervical cancer survivors, there will also be comments from women that are battling persistent HPV precancerous lesions and cancer survivors' family members and friends too. As Mrs. Randi Kaye, the co-founder of the NCCC stated; "No one person is a statistic." Each person has their own personal battle. Each of us can focus in on HOPE and define HOPE within the context of our unique experiences.

The women in this section are the true heroes in the cervical cancer battle.

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Maria Wood, Edgewater, NJ I am a cancer survivor 07/17/03 Two years ago, my gynecologist removed a polyp from my cervix. It turned out ... 09-04 -2005 View
Emily Streets, Huntington, wv 25701 I am a cancer survivor 08/06/03 I was adopted when I was four days old. I have the best parents ... 09-04 -2005 View
Deborah, Silver Spring, MD I am a cancer survivor 07/15/03 I was just diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in situ last week. I had two biopsies ... 09-04 -2005 View
Jessica, Vick ,LA I am a cancer survivor 07/16/03 Last year I had my reguler pap test, it was abnormal, I went back ... 09-04 -2005 View
Michel, Baltimore, MD I am a cancer survivor July 7, 2003 My name is Michel, I am a 29 year old mother of ... 09-04 -2005 View
Rachel, Fort Worth TX I am a cancer survivor July 6, 2003 My name is Rachel I^m 23 yrs old and have always thought ... 09-04 -2005 View
Davida I am a cancer survivor July 5, 2003 I just recently found out that I have to have a leep ... 09-04 -2005 View
Nina Nabors, Birmingham, AL I am a cancer survivor July 3, 2003 I started having pain a bleeding with intercourse in Dec. of 2002. ... 09-04 -2005 View
Kathie, Stillwater, OK I am a cancer survivor June 27, 2003 I am the friend/relative of a cancer survivor. My mother was diagnosed ... 09-04 -2005 View
Mike I am a cancer survivor June 26, 2003 My name is Mike, I am writing this letter because my wife ... 09-04 -2005 View
C.J. Hermitage, TN I am a cancer survivor June 24, 2003 I was searching for something (Aren^t we all?)on the Internet, when I ... 09-04 -2005 View
Nikki, Chester Pa I am a cancer survivor June 20, 2003 I am 22yrs old. I have been on "the pill" since I ... 09-04 -2005 View
Amy Vartorella I am a cancer survivor June 12, 2003 These days, Amy Vartorella has a different definition of a romantic evening ... 09-04 -2005 View
Katherine I am a cancer survivor June 4, 2003 I wrote in a few weeks ago hoping to be a ... 09-04 -2005 View
Sheila I am a cancer survivor Well back in 1999 i was 29 thats when i found out that i ... 09-03 -2005 View
NATASHA I am a cancer survivor I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD CERVICAL CANCER IN SEPT. 2004, AND WAS COMPLETELY ... 09-03 -2005 View
Beverly I am a cancer survivor July 24, 2005 Hi my name is Beverly and in September of 2003, I found ... 09-03 -2005 View
Alisha I am a cancer survivor July 18, 2005 My name is Alisha, I^m 19wks pregnant. I went in for a ... 09-03 -2005 View
Nancy I am a cancer survivor July 13, 2005 at 22:03:14 My name is Nancy. For the past 15 years I ... 09-03 -2005 View
Danielle, Pittsburgh PA I am a cancer survivor July 13, 2005 On November 14, 2000, I was diagnoised with cervical cancer. I was ... 09-03 -2005 View
Michelle I am a cancer survivor July 12, 2005 I am not a cancer survivor but I could^ve been. I am ... 09-03 -2005 View
love, Helen I am a cancer survivor July 12, 2005 Hi There, My story goes like this....I was 31 yrs old & ... 09-03 -2005 View
ELIDA I am a cancer survivor July 10, 2005 It^s been years since i was diagnoised with cervical cancer, three years ... 09-03 -2005 View
Sheila I am a cancer survivor July 9, 2005 I was having abnormal bleeding and pains in my pelvic area for ... 09-03 -2005 View
Suzanne I am a cancer survivor July 7, My name is Suzanne and I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer when ... 09-03 -2005 View