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“I’m living proof that screening can find cervical cancer when treatment works best”

When I was 25, I was living in Washington, DC, working as a television producer and loving life. I felt great and healthy, so I put off getting my routine Pap test for a few years. I thought it could wait.

When I finally did go for a check-up, I got the shock of my life. I had cervical cancer. I was devastated, and I asked myself how this was possible. I was too young and too strong for this.

See “Tamika’s Cancer Survivor Story” on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website

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