The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a nonprofit with a long history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues.
NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S.
To help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination and regular screening.
NCCC Services and Resources
- Support services for NCCC local chapters whose mission is to educate their community about HPV and cervical health issues.
- Free materials that educate about HPV and cervical health, including cervical cancer.
- Information on cervical cancer screening and prevention.
- Quilt project – Quilts that travel the country and help to place a personal face on the battle against cervical cancer.
- Extensive outreach during Cervical Health Awareness Month in January.
You are not alone
For patients diagnosed with cervical cancer and survivors, stories from others who have been through the same experience can be a source of comfort and support, and occasionally offer guidance on how to manage the experience. Explore the insights and experiences of patients and survivors who have shared their stories with us.
Featured Resource: Moms Talk Vaccines
Moms are always taking care of their children’s needs and trying to keep them safe. One way to do that—protecting them from HPV-related cancer with an HPV vaccine.
We Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops.
Learn about how we can prevent cervical cancer through regular screening with Pap and HPV testing and vaccination.
Working in Your Community
NCCC local chapters all across the country. Chapters sponsor events throughout the year, with a special focus on Cervical Health Awareness Month in January. Local chapters often need volunteers to increase their effectiveness in educational efforts, awareness raising as well as fundraising campaigns. Please feel free to contact your local chapter leader to offer help and support.