Cervical Cancer

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

Conditions & Treatments

Ovarian Cancer

In ovarian cancer, the cells of the ovary grow and divide uncontrollably. The cells may form a tumor on the ovary, parts of which can break off and spread to other parts of the body. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

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

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.

Your Health

What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

We often hear that ovarian cancer is a ‘silent disease’ with no warning signs. We give you all of the details, here.

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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

Real Women, Real Stories

Stay Healthy With Pap and HPV Tests

Let's face it: Most of us don't look forward to gynecologist appointments, but we do it because we like knowing all is well "down there."

Your Health