Videos About Gynecologic Cancers
The list below shows videos about gynecologic cancers that have been posted on CDC’s YouTube channel.
“Under The Paper Gown”: A Comedy Web Series
Starring Amber Ruffin and Her Sister, Lacey Lamar
When going to the gynecologist, many women feel too embarrassed to voice intimate questions and concerns, preventing them from getting the information and care they need. It’s time for a change. We’ve partnered with comedy host, Amber Ruffin, and her sister Lacey to create a web series empowering women to overcome the awkwardness, and confidently speak up at the gynecologist.
Amber Ruffin is not looking forward to her gynecologist appointment tomorrow. She considers cancelling until her sister, Lacey Lamar, reminds her that doctors aren’t there for judging—that’s what sisters are for.
While waiting for the doctor, Amber recounts the most awkward gynecologist visit there ever was…her very first. A dumbfounded Lacey assures her sister that while she’ll probably be awkward forever, going to the gynecologist doesn’t have to be.
After a night of frantically searching her symptoms online, Amber learns that when something doesn’t feel right in her body, it’s best to step away from the search bar and talk to your doctor instead.
Amber makes a list of all the questions about women’s health that she’s been too embarrassed to ask over the years. And realizes, maybe her gynecologist is a more credible source than wherever she previously got her information.
In the midst of a heated board game, Amber learns how important it is for her friend Jenny to find a doctor who understands her needs. And Jenny learns how bad Amber is at board games.
Amber drops in on her sister Lacey’s gynecologist appointment to impart some of the newfound wisdom and confidence she’s acquired over the past 5 episodes. Learning and growing is a lifelong process for all of us. Remember…it’s your body. Ask questions. Stay informed.
Television Public Service Announcements
These public service announcements (PSAs) were developed by the Inside Knowledge campaign for organizations and individuals to share with local media. They educate women about the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. To request video files, please contact CDC-INFO.
Ana R. overcame cervical cancer. Watch her inspiring story. A shorter version is also available.
Learn about Linda’s inspiring journey. A shorter version is also available.
This animated public service announcement discusses the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer. A shorter version is also available.
This short animated video encourages women to learn the symptoms of gynecologic cancers.
This short animated video reminds women that getting screened for cervical cancer helps prevent the disease.
This short animated video informs women that ovarian cancer has warning signs; know the symptoms, listen to your body, and see a doctor if you notice anything unusual.
This short animated video informs women about uterine cancer symptoms; recognizing symptoms helps find this cancer early, when treatment works best.
In this public service announcement, actress Cote de Pablo discusses her cervical cancer scare and shares advice for other women. Other versions available: 60 seconds version B and 30 seconds.
Actress Cote de Pablo, behind the scenes at a video shoot for CDC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign. A shorter version is also available.
This session of Public Health Grand Rounds describes advances in screening and vaccination efforts and what can be done by communities across the country.
Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Francisco Garcia discuss successes of community-based cervical cancer prevention.
A cervical cancer survivor shares that her personal experience makes her dedicated to protecting her own children from HPV-related cancers.