Survivor Stories

Christine Baze

Accomplished singer/songwriter, one of Shape’s 2007 Women Who Shape the World

"That moment, in the fall of 2001, changed my life, I knew I needed to help others through my music and voice... "

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Michelle Whitlock

"I never thought I’d be ‘That Girl’ – the one with…cancer."

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Pam Smialek

"It still amazes me that if it weren’t for the HPV test, my cancer might not have been caught in time to save me."

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Bonnie Diraimondo

“Because I found so many websites containing erroneous information regarding HPV….I personally created my own.”

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Suzanne Di Staulo

"Cervical cancer does not have to be a source of suffering for women and their families. In fact, it is one of the easiest cancers to prevent or cure – as long as it's caught in time!"

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Kelly Cain

"It made me mad that many women – like myself – get the Pap test every year and feel safe afterward when sometimes, they're not."

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Kelly DeSorte-Newton

"Both my doctors and I already knew that the Pap test isn't foolproof ... but I was angry that I didn't know about the HPV test..."

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Tamika Felder

"...since I led a healthy lifestyle and had a history of normal Pap tests, I thought I was safe. Unfortunately, I was wrong..."

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Kim Fitzpatrick

"My ordeal began in 1994 when I had my annual gynecological exam, and the results of my Pap test came back abnormal. "

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Allison Hicks

"Just two years ago, I was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer. I had been under the... "

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Kelly Sarah O'Shaughnessy

"For as long as I can remember, maintaining my health has been a big part of my life. In fact... "

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