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Tonya Caldwell & Crystal LaSonde
Tonya Caldwell and Crystal LaSonde were both diagnosed at a young age with cervical cancer, a disease that is known to leave women unable to bear children later in life. Thanks to a groundbreaking surgical procedure performed here at UNC Lineberger, both women are now mothers of happy, healthy baby boys.
Located in Patient Stories / Patient Stories Gallery / Gynecologic Cancer
Her First Thought
When a young woman receives a cancer diagnosis, her obvious first thought is “I want to survive this.” When that cancer diagnosis has an impact on her ability to have children, she has a second thought.
Located in News
HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with highest rates of cervical cancer
The proportion of adolescent girls receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines was much lower in states with higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to data presented by doctoral student Jennifer Moss at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Nov. 9–12.
Located in News
UNC Lineberger members make major contribution to President’s Cancer Panel report on HPV vaccination
Members of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center played a major role in developing the recommendations in a President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) report urging a widespread public campaign to increase the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.
Located in News
UNC study identifies pockets of high cervical cancer rates in North Carolina
A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high.
Located in News / 2012 News
New directory helps connect low-income women to cervical cancer services in North Carolina
A new online resource is available to help connect women and adolescents to life-saving cervical cancer-related services.
Located in News / 2012 News