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I'm not ashamed: what dating after cancer is really like

Dating is exciting - but tackling the dating scene after cancer can seem daunting. As a cancer patient or survivor, you might wonder: Am I ready to put myself out there again? In this vlog, I share my embarrassing dating story and 5 tips to rock dating after cancer. Dating after cancer: my story My story takes place a few years back. I married quite young. When I hit my thirties and separated from my husband, I moved to a new city. I had no friends, no family, no lover. That'

"I had cervical cancer and I'm NOT ashamed: 5 easy ways to shred the shame"

All you need to know about what cervical cancer is, how to protect yourself from it, and how to shred the shame that often comes from talking about our lady garden and the so called "sex cancer". But first, let me say "yes, I had cervical cancer and I’m not ashamed". Ok, I'll admit it: I'm not one to be ashamed about my cervical cancer journey. Maybe that's because I understand it or maybe that's because it takes a lot to shame a French woman about her sexuality and womanhood

"I had HPV and I'm NOT ashamed": busting the HPV myth

All you need to know about what HPV is, how it can affect your health, and how to protect yourself from it. But first, let me say this: yes, I had HPV and I’m not ashamed. As a cervical cancer survivor, I wanted to understand what caused my cancer and how we can prevent it. For a few years, I studied public health and got heavily involved in raising awareness about cervical cancer prevention. I also wanted to do my part to bring HPV vaccination to developing countries, so I j