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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Posted By Status Survivor Story Posted On View
Susan Others The firs time I had heard the term \"HPV\" was the day I had ... 10-30 -2008 View
Caryn I am a cancer survivor This message is for Laura and Cynthia. In 2005, at the age of ... 10-30 -2008 View
Alison Others My story starts when I was 19. Ever since I was 16, I had ... 10-28 -2008 View
Jessyca Others Well my story began after I had my second child and I had my ... 10-28 -2008 View
cynthia Others I just had an exam - bacterial vaginosis & a \^bumpy\^ and a little ... 10-27 -2008 View
Brittany I am a cancer survivor i\^m a happy, healthy 23 year old, or so i thought... i went in ... 10-26 -2008 View
Laura I am a cancer survivor This message is for Cynthia. I was recently diagnosed with microinvasive adenocarcinoma. I\^ve been ... 10-24 -2008 View
Tiffany I am a cancer survivor I am 22 years old with two beautiful children ages 4 and 7. One ... 10-24 -2008 View
Summer I am a cancer survivor In July of this year 2008 I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in its ... 10-21 -2008 View
Kathy Others I am writing this post for women that are googling LEEP procedures because you ... 10-21 -2008 View
l I am a cancer survivor Cynthia I cannot give you accurate statistics, but I can tell you that i had ... 10-20 -2008 View
Colleen I am a cancer survivor Female cancer runs ramped in my biological mother’s family. I was fortunate enough ... 10-20 -2008 View
julie I am a cancer survivor i had my pap smear in jan of 08 and it came back abnormal ... 10-19 -2008 View
Courtney I am a cancer survivor I went to a party when I was 15. Funny thing is, I ... 10-18 -2008 View
April I am a cancer survivor I am 42 years old now but,5 years ago on my 37th birthday February ... 10-18 -2008 View
Cynthia I am a cancer survivor I am 38 years old, married and a mother of three beautiful girls who ... 10-18 -2008 View
Misty I am a cancer survivor Hi, I\^m 27, and my story starts out strange. On Septemeber 17, I ... 10-17 -2008 View
Amy I am a cancer survivor I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in June 2008. I have had a ... 10-16 -2008 View
Kita Others Hello, my name is Kita and I have been diagnosed with HPV. I had ... 10-14 -2008 View
Sandra I am a cancer survivor I\^m 38 years old. In August my pap smear came back as CIN2. I ... 10-14 -2008 View
ewe I am a cancer survivor I am now 54 years old. I think I am healthy--most of the ... 10-12 -2008 View
lorena I am a cancer survivor I am 20 years old and I was blessed with a baby girl on ... 10-07 -2008 View
Brittany Others Hello everyone. I just would like to start by stating that I am extremely ... 10-05 -2008 View
Jennifer I am a cancer survivor At the age of 22 - In the Spring of 2007 I had my ... 10-02 -2008 View
Christine I am a cancer survivor My story begins back in 1986 when at 21 I was diagnosed with my ... 09-29 -2008 View