Unlike breast cancer, cervical cancer may not be a female disease you hear about every day. However, both cervical cancer and the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer—HPV—are prevalent and worth every woman's attention. READ MORE

Cervical Cancer Taught Me to Talk About My Vagina

In my community, talking about sex and vaginas is taboo – but my cervical cancer diagnosis showed me the importance of sex education and open conversation

Real Women, Real Stories

Ridding the World of Cervical Cancer

The World Health Organization has a plan to rid the entire planet of cervical cancer. Here's what you need to know about this commonly diagnosed disease.

Your Health

Don’t Put Off Your Screening and Vaccination for Cervical Cancer

Screening and vaccination are vital for preventing cervical cancer, and women need to know the preventive tools available

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Ending the Stigma Around Cancers Caused by HPV

HPV causes head and neck cancers, among others. What can we do to end the stigma around these illnesses?

Your Body

How I Overcame Anal Cancer and Threw a Huge Party

No one ever told me my HPV diagnosis could lead to anal cancer. Now I'm on a mission to educate people, save lives and dispel the stigma around this increasingly common disease.

Real Women, Real Stories

New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C

It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.

Expert Perspectives

Hysterectomy Basics

What you need to know about the procedure: reasons, risks and alternatives.

Your Health

Exclusive Interview with Fran Drescher

The star of "The Nanny" opens up about her cancer journey.

Your Health

I've Beaten Cancer, But I'm Still Fighting

Heather's battle with cervical cancer led her to testify in front of the FDA for HPV testing. Read her story.

Real Women, Real Stories

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?

Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test.

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There Is No Test for Ovarian Cancer

Despite clean pap smears, Annie developed ovarian cancer. Read about her journey and what she hopes every woman will learn from her story.

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