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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Ebonie I am a cancer survivor I had my son July 2009, went in for a check up in October ... 10-11 -2013 View
MES Others I have found I have cervical cancer on April this year, stage 2B, I ... 09-17 -2013 View
Thankful I am a cancer survivor I was diagnosed May 2012 with stage 2b cervical cancer related to HPV. Yearly ... 09-17 -2013 View
Faith I am a cancer survivor 16 months ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer.I had radiation,internal radiation ... 09-11 -2013 View
tammi heffner I am a cancer survivor Cervical Cancer Survivor Found out I had cervical cancer at 5 months gestation with my ... 07-26 -2013 View
Victoria Others I was diagnosed this May with Stage 1 cervical cancer. I am going to ... 07-08 -2013 View
Chantel Higgenbotham VanDriessche I am a cancer survivor When I was just shy of 17 years old, I was told by my ... 06-25 -2013 View
Mindy I am a cancer survivor I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 29, being four months pregnant with ... 06-20 -2013 View
Cindy I am a cancer survivor Today being National Cancer Survivor Day, I am prompted to post my story. ... 06-02 -2013 View
Jan Others Hi all, I Need some advice. I have recently had a baby 5 months ago ... 05-11 -2013 View
stephanie I am a cancer survivor When I was three, I was diagnose with cancer. It was called Pilocytic Astrocytoma. ... 05-09 -2013 View
Lisa I am a cancer survivor I am a stage IIB cervical cancer survivor of 20 years now. My cancer ... 04-18 -2013 View
Briana I am a cancer survivor I am 34 yrs old, with 3 kids. I was diagnosed with stage 1a1 ... 03-28 -2013 View
Catrina Trice I am a cancer survivor Hello, my name is Catrina and I am a cancer survivor. Never thought I ... 03-02 -2013 View
April I am a cancer survivor In November 2003 I was diagnosed with stage III squamous cell carcinoma, with a ... 01-31 -2013 View
Anna I am a cancer survivor When I was 15 I had an abnormal pap. At the time I had ... 01-30 -2013 View
angela I am a cancer survivor Hi just wanted to report back and give an update as it's been sometime ... 01-23 -2013 View
Jennifer I am a cancer survivor I found out I had stage 2b cervical cancer. I had a radical hysterectomy ... 01-23 -2013 View
Alex Others I just really need some good advice from a cancer survivor. I have had ... 01-23 -2013 View
Cristina Others I had an abnormal pap in October of 2012. My gyno advised he had ... 01-22 -2013 View
Tiffany I am a cancer survivor Hi, my name is Tiffany and I'm a survivor. I was a stage 2b ... 01-13 -2013 View
Patty Others I have just been diagnosed and have not yet started treatment. I would ... 01-07 -2013 View
H I am a cancer survivor I was 22, and diagnosed with HSIL (high grade dysplasia). I had routine paps ... 12-18 -2012 View
Andrea Powell I am a cancer survivor I was only 30 years old when I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer, when ... 12-16 -2012 View
Angela Others Hi there I just had my first abnormal pap, my second pap ever actaully. ... 11-27 -2012 View