Fighting the stigma of STI cancers

Discuss the challenges that come with having a cancer associated with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).


Talking to your partner about CIN2, HPV, and surgery

  • By jalee6 · New reply August 21, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • Hi All, Just looking for a little bit of guidance on this issue. I was recently diagnosed with CIN2 and went through a genuine depression over the issue. I started counseling not too long after my diagnosis ...

Prostrate Cancer

  • By BobbieSS · New reply March 7, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Does anyone know if Prostrate Cancer is related to the HPV virus, like Cervical Cancer is ...

NCCC SC Chapter Hosts: Cervical Health Awareness Open Forum

  • By ELW · Posted January 24, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Hi everyone! The NCCC South Carolina Chapter is hosting: Cervical Health Awarenss Open Forum: Cervical Cancer & HPV 101. The event will be held this Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6:00-7:30pm. It will ...

National Cervical Cancer Coalition: South Carolina Chapter

  • By ELW · New reply August 9, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • Please join the NCCC: South Carolina Chapter! You can find us on these following social media sites: ...

Insult to Injury?

  • By raider70 · New reply November 26, 2010
  • 14 replies
  • I was excited to see that a local hospital runs a wellness center in the mall, and they have a Cancer Survivor's Yoga class. I called and was told to bring my own mat. When I asked why all the other classes ...

Telling about it

  • By raider70 · Posted October 26, 2010
  • 0 replies
  • Since there are many young folks posting about the difficulties of sharing an HPV diagnosis, I thought this article might be of interest. lth.telling.partner.secret/index.html?hp ...

"Law and Order" and HPV

  • By Amaryllis2 · New reply July 9, 2010
  • 7 replies
  • The character played by S. Epatha Merkerson, Lt. van Buren, has been in a story arc about her cervical cancer, resulting from being infected with HPV by her now ex-husband. She has been agonizing about ...

CDC Statistics. Yeah right!

  • By antiviral · New reply June 28, 2010
  • 7 replies
  • So the CDC says that 80% of women will get an HPV infection at some point in their lives. That seems about right. But then they say only 10% of women will experience symptoms from HPV. They also say that ...


  • By Zosphi · New reply May 27, 2010
  • 3 replies
  • So ya first post here, lets see how this goes. :) I stumbled across this site seemingly at random earlier and realized this might be the one group of people that can help me find an answer to my current ...

Diane Harper - "Why Am I Scared of HPV?"

  • By corellin · New reply March 5, 2010
  • 25 replies
  • Interesting paper by Dr. Harper geared toward clincians about patient education. ent/full/54/5/245 ...

Stigma of HPV

  • By meg09s · New reply March 2, 2010
  • 20 replies
  • When I first learned I had HPV, although I didn't automatically know what it was, I felt dirty. It was much like the feelings I had when an ex had given me Chlamydia four or so years ago (actually, research ...

Still confused

  • By bethd27 · New reply January 31, 2010
  • 1 reply
  • I got a ckc almost two weeks ago and got results back. The doctor said it was CIS with gland involvement. It was non invasive though. I have to go back in four months. I am afraid that it will come back ...

crazy lawsuit

  • By michellelwhitlock · New reply January 12, 2010
  • 27 replies
  • I heard a radio program talking about HPV yesterday morning. I was very upset because the host was misrepresenting HPV and cervical cancer...including calling the women nasty names and dirty. He was referencing ...

im not ashamed

  • By brandyblue · New reply January 10, 2010
  • 24 replies
  • im 35 and i have stage 2 cervical cancer/hpv related ,january is the national cervical cancer awareness month,im so tired of hearing ladies on here acting like they are ashamed to say or tell anybody ...

holiday cancer poster not appropriate in my opinon

  • By ariel1 · New reply December 14, 2009
  • 54 replies
  • no wonder no one has replyed to your post about ordering a free poster. just look at it!please ncca reconsider the image on the poster you are promoting. i just saw this poster which has only a sexy half ...


  • By BeccaSL · New reply November 16, 2009
  • 8 replies
  • I just found out in August that I had HPV and abormal cells. After getting a colpo done, the doctor told me I have cervical intraepithelial neoplasia stage 2. I just got married this year, although my ...

Need your input

  • By ErinB248 · New reply October 21, 2009
  • 18 replies
  • Hey guys! So I have decided to take the bull by the horns! There is a HUGE problem out there with getting people adequate screening and dealing with the emotional effects of an HPV/dysplasia/cervical ...

are we being selfish about farrah's death?

  • By ariel1 · New reply July 1, 2009
  • 34 replies
  • i'm reading alot of posts by people who fell betrayed that more wasn't made of bringing awareness to the destructive ways of hpv, in the death of farrah fawcet. the day that she dies is not the day that ...

Good article on Farrah & Fighting HPV Stigma

  • By corellin · New reply June 29, 2009
  • 6 replies
  • Farrah Fawcett's Anal Cancer: Fighting the Stigma 39402&page=2 ...

Another Celeb with Cervical Cancer

  • By corellin · New reply February 5, 2009
  • 5 replies
  • /news/jade-goodys-cancer-almost-certainl y-incurable-1545369.html ...

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