Patient and survivor stories offer powerful insights that go beyond the statistics and outcomes, as those affected by cervical cancer have an understanding of what the journey is like. 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. For spouses and family members, such stories can offer a window into the world of their loved ones. Healthcare providers also benefit from the insight offered by patients—insights they may not otherwise hear.
More Stories from Survivors and Supporters
NCCC 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. 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.
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.
Conversations with Cervical Cancer Survivor Tamika Felder
NCCC’s Fred Wyand talks to Tamika Felder, a survivor who has appeared around the world to tell the story of her own cervical cancer journey and advocate for patients who often have difficulty finding their voices. She’s the founder of Cervivor, a non-profit that supports cervical cancer patients, survivors, and loved one and the author of Seriously, What Are You Waiting For? 13 Actions to IGNITE Your Life & Achieve the Ultimate Comeback.
Patients and survivors often find it empowering to chronicle their gynecologic cancer journey, including the frustrations and small victories along the way. In this video, Tamika Felder shares her own story and shows how to tap the power of finding your own unique voice.