In Cell War Notebooks, you will be deeply touched by the spirit and courage of the young author. This blog is part of a worldwide movement to increase cervical cancer awareness on this the last day of January, this particular cancer's month.
DID YOU KNOW?
YES, cervical cancer is detectable through the PAP smear.
NO, it is not 100% curable
YES, its symptoms usually appear after the cancer is advanced, which are vaginal bleeding,
pelvic pain, or painful intercourse.
NO, the cause(s) are unknown except HPV (humanpapillomavirus) "plays a role."
YES, there are risk factors such as many sexual partners, early sexual activity, weak
immune system, and smoking.
Julie Forward DeMay died August 10, 2009 when she was only 37 years old. She had regular PAP tests and was diagnosed to be at an early stage in January 2008. She had a radical hysterectomy and was considered to be cured, but the cancer came back aggressively when it spread to her lungs.
Cell War Notebooks, is a compilation of Julie's blogs and made into a book by her mother. Proceeds go to a fund for Julie's young daughter. The book is available on Amazon.com.
PLEASE forward this blog to your friends; buy the book; and help get the word out about cervical cancer.
- Karen Ingalls
- My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.