In the last 40 years the number of cervical cancer cases and deaths has decreased significantly, but in 2012 cervical cancer still took more than 4,000 lives.
It's an alarming number, given the tools health care providers now have to prevent and detect cervical pre-cancer.
Tamika Felder has made it her life's work to educate women about how they can avoid getting cancer. When she was 25-years-old Felder learned she had cervical cancer.
A radical hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation made her cancer-free. Her mission now is to bring together young women who, like her, beat cancer.
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