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The HPV Vaccine – Preventing Cervical Cancer

The HPV Vaccine – Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a widespread disease affecting the female population of the world. Globally, it is the 4th most common cancer which is responsible for over 310,000 deaths per annum.  In 2018, about 570,000 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and more than...

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EMBRACING CHANGE

EMBRACING CHANGE

Reality tends to throw us off track every so often and adjusting to change can be hard. I wrote this poem to express how difficult it can be to find the courage to accept the parts in our lives beyond our control. It is important to try to embrace change for the...

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Cervical Cancer Screening – It’s a Life-Saver

Cervical Cancer Screening – It’s a Life-Saver

Screening is considered as the second step for decreasing the risk of Cervical Cancer (the first step is vaccination; it protects against HPV-16 and HPV-18). When talking about Cervical Cancer screening, we refer to these three methods: Pap smears HPV testing...

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7 of The Worst Myths About the HPV Vaccine

7 of The Worst Myths About the HPV Vaccine

Cervical cancer and HPV are related in some ways, but misconceptions about both of them are common. Unfortunately, misinformation about the vaccine has led to an international decline in vaccination rates. According to the WHO, only 20 percent of school-aged kids in...

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Cervical Cancer: Why Do Women Feel Ashamed?

Cervical Cancer: Why Do Women Feel Ashamed?

Cervical cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths among women, especially in developing countries. It is the fourth most common cancer in women and is mainly caused by an infection by a virus named human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a...

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The Importance of Asking For Help

The Importance of Asking For Help

My close friend Yvette finally had the courage to share with me the struggles she’d been keeping to herself for months. She had what felt like the weight of the world on her shoulders until she realized that a whole year had passed, and pain continued to thrive.  It...

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Breast Self-Examination

Breast Self-Examination

Currently, breast cancer is recognized as the most common cancer type among the female population of the globe. Annually, more than 2 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 630, 000 die from the health complications resulting from this disease....

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Your Mindset – Hope & Faith

Your Mindset – Hope & Faith

COPING WITH CANCER: YOUR FAITH MATTERS Faith has been an integral part of the African descendants’ experience. It has been a channel of coping for people who have gone through lengthy periods of oppression and hardships. Faith has helped many cope with the lack of...

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