January is Cervical Health Awareness Month - a time to reflect and think about medical tests you may have been putting off. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the US each year. Sadly, more than 4,000 will not survive.
Here in Western Washington , a number of women are undergoing treatment for several different types of cervical cancer and they have an important message for us. Two of those patients joined Margaret to talk about their own experiences: Jen Bell-Burgess, who is being treated for Large Cell Carcinoma (it's so rare, Jen is one of five women in the world who has been diagnosed with is), and Angela van Treuren, who was treated for Small Cell Carcinoma.
Jen's friend Janet Williams Johnston has organized a benefit concert for her friend Friday, January 27 at Amigos Cantina, 6996 265th Street NW, #101, Stanwood, WA. The festivities get underway at 7:00pm!
If you have any questions about cervical cancer or the HPV vaccine, please talk with your doctor.
For more information about tomorrow's benefit concert, please click here.
For more information about Small and Large Cell Carcinomas of the Cervix, please click here.
For more information about Cervical Health Awareness Month, please click here.
Here are links to stories shared by women living with cervical cancer, including Jen and Angela: