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Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer Survivor Stories

Each year in the United States, more than 1,000 women are diagnosed with vaginal cancer and about 5,000 women are diagnosed with vulvar cancer. Women from across the country have shared their personal survivor stories. Their first-hand accounts offer important lessons for other women.

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“Do not let fear, embarrassment, or shame prevent you from finding the help you need. You are not alone!”
Sarah N., Vaginal Cancer Survivor
Age at diagnosis: 38

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“You know your body better than anyone. If there are any changes, get it checked out.”
Brittany R., Vulvar Cancer Survivor
Age at diagnosis: 28

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“I’d much rather be embarrassed and alive than modest and dead. Early detection is key.”
Teresa W., Vulvar Cancer Survivor
Age at diagnosis: 40

Share Your Story

If you’re a survivor of cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, or vulvar cancer, please consider sharing your story here. Send a note to CDC-INFO and we’ll get in touch with you. Please include “Inside Knowledge, Personal Story” in the subject line.