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Just want to remind all women that when making New Year’s Resolutions about your health and fitness, to include a healthy and HPV-free cervix on that list. We all use the New Year as a platform to improve our health by eating better, doing more exercise and getting more sleep, but what about your reproductive health? Why not make January the month you see the gynecologist, as fun as can be and all (yeah right), to get your cervix checked and have an HPV test! Because your reporductive health is just as important as a healthy appearance.  

Let’s make 2009 the year that we put an end to new diagnosis of HPV and cervical cancer! Because I for one, do not want another women to suffer the 10 year struggle I have waged against HPV, cervical cancer and reproductive health in general. Cancer sucks!

In 2008 alone, more than 11,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer, while another 3,800 women lost their lives to the only form of cancer that is preventable through early detection using a Pap Test coupled with an HPV test. The next best line of defense is to get the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, which is currently availble to all young women between the ages of 9 - 26, as it is proven to be 99.7 percent effective in protecting against HPV, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer. For women between the ages of 27 -49, the new Cervarix vaccine is expected to come to market by year end 2009, which will offer women not only protection again HPV strains 16 and 18, but includes a special immuno boosting property to insure a healthy and strong immune system, which is essential for women over 40 in the battle against HPV.  

So be sure to make 2009 the year you get healthy from the inside out. More importantly, speak out and share your story and encourage other women to get tested, because together we can help make 2009 the year we put an end to someone elses sister, mother, daughter or grandmother from getting the devastating, but preventable disease.  

Happy New Year!


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      Mz. Queen wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • I’m with you all the way. Just a reminder that you can go to your local health department for the vaccine and it should be FREE!! They can charge an administration fee possibly $15.00 or less.

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      Becca wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • Please make sure you get your annual pap! Early detection is key. I had a landslide of health issues that have continued to haunt me due to cervical cancer. It has lasted over 4 years so far and I still am not out of the so called “clear“. To date, I have finally reached two good paps in a row.... the goal is for four. Please do this for yourself!

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