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Healthy woman diagnosed with cervical cancer at 25 begs Government to lower smear test age 

‘Healthy’ woman who was told she had advanced cervical cancer aged 25 and had a hysterectomy begs officials to lower the smear test age to 16 Emily-Rae Rushmer had no symptoms other than abnormal bleeding She was diagnosed in November and got progressively more ill over Christmas  She is infertile and went through an early… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »