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Voices about cervical cancer

"We should not lose another soul to cervical cancer."

“African American women have the highest mortality rate for cervical cancer because we are not getting screened, we are not going to the doctors, we are not taking our health into our own hands,” say Latasha Bostick and Darlene Cook, cervical cancer survivors.

“They don’t have a vaccine for breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer. They have a vaccine for us! We should not lose another soul to cervical cancer. Come on now y’all, It’s the new millennium! What are you waiting for? This cancer is preventable.”

A 1-minute video from CervivorTV.

"It's not just about you. It's about your loved ones, too."

Chilean-American actress and singer Cote de Pablo was too busy with her career and life to get a regular Pap test. When she finally got around to it, “things didn’t look too good. We thought I might have cervical cancer.” But after lots of worries, no cancer.

“I’ve always been very close to my mother. When we finally got the results, she broke down. And that’s when I realized it’s not just about me. It’s about your loved ones, too.

So, women get a Pap test to check for cervical cancer. Please pay attention to your health for you and the people who care about you.”

A 1-minute video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"The cool thing is you can prevent cervical cancer"

“The cool thing is you can prevent cervical cancer. How amazing is that?” asks singer and businesswoman Ciara. 

“Screen for things llike cervical cancer with Pap and HVP testing. Black women are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer than other women.”

“Go out there and make an appointment. Put yourself first, you have to. Putting yourself first is everything. Then you can take off and be your best self in every way possible.”

Ciara has teamed up with Project Health Equality and the Black Women’s Health Imperative for their “Cerving Confidence” campaign to raise awareness of cervical cancer in Black women.

A 2-minute video from MultiVu.