The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a nonprofit with a long history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues. NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S. It's mission is to help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing and HPV testing when recommended.
"No woman has to die from cervical cancer"
"I think that connections are really important"
"For me, there was a lack of information"
"All of my memories of my sister are good memories"
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"Nobody really wanted to speak about it"
"I had a lot to be thankful for even though it was a really tragic time"
"I want to empower other women to feel like they have a voice"
"It takes over and it pauses your life"
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"It's not just physical"
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