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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Debarah Jones I am a cancer survivor Marlene, Thanks SO MUCH for your thoughts. I did see my doctor and he ... 02-09 -2012 View
Linnea I am only 18 years old, and I have never been to terrified in ... 02-09 -2012 View
Melissa I am a cancer survivor In November 2011 I had a full hysterectomy because of severe "female" issues I ... 02-08 -2012 View
marlene I am a cancer survivor Dear Deb, Please don^t listen to any stories. Your bones will be really sore for ... 02-07 -2012 View
Debarah Jones I am a cancer survivor I was diagnosed with stage 2B cancer in September of 2011. I was ... 02-06 -2012 View
marlene I am a cancer survivor Tony, I am now 51 and now go for six month check ups and ... 02-03 -2012 View
jamie I am a cancer survivor I had my first abnormal pap smear in 2009 (slightly abnormal--atypical squamous cells of ... 02-03 -2012 View
marlene I am a cancer survivor Gina, cervical cancer is not an std. You can have one partner for life, ... 02-03 -2012 View
Gina I am a cancer survivor I am days away from a final diagnosis. I am very scared. 7 months ... 01-31 -2012 View
Angie I am a cancer survivor Hi Christina - I^ve been wanting to share my story online and have read ... 01-29 -2012 View
Tony Ngai I am a cancer survivor Marlene, Just last week my girlfriend has been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. Yesterday She ... 01-27 -2012 View
Kate D. I am a cancer survivor I feel weird choosing myself as a "Cancer Survivor" because when I think of ... 01-27 -2012 View
Christina S. I am a cancer survivor Hello ladies, I learned Friday the 20th of Jan. that I had an abnormal pap ... 01-22 -2012 View
MARLENE I am a cancer survivor I WAS 48 WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED I HADN,T BEEN SCREENED FOR 12 YEARS ... 01-21 -2012 View
Brittany I am a cancer survivor Almost three years ago back in 2008 I received the first abnormal pap of ... 01-19 -2012 View
laura I am 21years old just got my results and I have high graded precancerous ... 01-18 -2012 View
Stacey I am a cancer survivor I am 20 years old, and have been following up on abnormal paps for ... 01-18 -2012 View
anna stepanianov hi taylor-you were diagnosed with actual cancer, or have dysplasia?(abnormal cells in cervix ... 01-15 -2012 View
Brandy I just had an abnormal pap smear. My nurse called me and told me ... 01-14 -2012 View
Jamie Johnston I am a cancer survivor I am 36 and this is my journey..... October 11th was the day of the ... 01-12 -2012 View
Kristen I am a cancer survivor It was October 2005 and I was a 17 year old senior in high ... 01-12 -2012 View
Ebony Rose I am a cancer survivor In late October 2010 I went to see my OBGYN for a routine exam ... 01-09 -2012 View
Shannon I am a cancer survivor In June 2008 I was diagnosed after about 2 years of being watched every ... 01-09 -2012 View
Alicia I am a cancer survivor This message is for Viviana regarding a doctor for her mother. Please e-mail me ... 01-07 -2012 View
Kasey I am a cancer survivor I am 27 years old and today I was diagnosed with Carcinoma-in-situ. The first ... 01-05 -2012 View