She Died on World Cancer Day | Tamika Felder

February 13, 2015 2:58 PM

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She Died on World Cancer Day | Tamika Felder

Her name was Kelly and she was 33 years old and she died of cervical cancer. The truth is, I would be sad any day that she died, but there is something about her leaving this world on a day where we are supposed to reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer that truly makes this even more difficult -- especially when talking about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus.

I was first introduced to Kelly in December of 2011 via email through another cervical cancer advocate named Michelle. Kelly had just been diagnosed with cervical cancer and was meeting with her oncologist the next day to work out her treatment plan. Naturally, she reached out to fellow cervical can...

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