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CervingConfidence encourages “Black women to commit to their well-woman exams as a part of self-care and protect themselves against cervical cancer”, a commitment any of us with a cervix can also make. Read more

World Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8, 2021. “This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63”. Read more

World Cancer Day 2021 is 4 February. “Menopause itself doesn’t increase the risk of cancer. Cancers are more common as people age, however”. Read more

Cervical Health Awareness Month 2021 is January in the United States and Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is 18 – 24 January 2021 in the United Kingdom. Read more

Health Topics

“Cervical cancer can often be found early,
and sometimes even prevented,
by having regular screening tests”. Read more

Pap Tests and I

Even though I am young,
or I am a virgin,
or I have had the HPV vaccine,
I may still need regular Pap tests. Read more

“Each woman’s vulva is unique in size and appearance including differences between the right and left labia. There is also variation in the size, shape and length”. Read more

“The primary goal of screening is to identify precancerous lesions caused by HPV so they can be removed to prevent invasive cancers from developing”. Read more

“No, menopause itself doesn’t increase the risk of cancer. Cancers are more common as people age, however. Most cancers occur in people age 55 and older”. Read more

“Most uterine cancers are found in women who are going through, or who have gone through menopause—the time of life when your menstrual periods stop”. Read more