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Anik's story: how to protect yourself from cervical cancer

8 months after having her second baby boy, Anik asked her doctor for a IUD, a contraceptive device placed inside the uterus. That's when she was diagnosed with stage 1b1 cervical cancer at 32. Today, she shares why we need to pay close attention to our bodies, know the signs of cervical cancer and do our regular Pap smears. I never expected to have cancer. I thought I was young and healthy and that just wouldn’t happen. I work out regularly, I eat healthy, I get plenty of res

"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