‘I thought I was safe...’
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Sanchez had heard about human papillomavirus — HPV — but didn’t think much about the sexually transmitted virus.
What she didn’t know is that by adulthood, over 80 percent of women are or have been infected with the virus at some point in their lives. Full story
Two women struggle for survival
Ollie Cunningham took every precaution she could.
Given her family history, she knew she was at a higher risk to contract cancer. Her mother and two of her sisters had already been diagnosed with some form of the disease.
Cunningham didn’t wait until she turned 40 years old to have an annual mammogram, as recommended by the American Cancer Society. Full story