Cervical cancer is when a tumor forms on the lower part of a women's uterus that may be contracted from sex.
- Symptoms include:
- Pain in sexual intercourse
- Abnormal bleeding during periods
- Pain in pelvis or lower bellly
- Can avoided with early discovery, then by having a pap smear test which was created in 1928.
Sadly, Henrietta did not tell anyone about her disease, until it was to late to be cured.
Henrietta Lacks, born on 1920 in Roanoke, Virginia was diagnosed with a fatal Case of Cervical cancer. She first became alarmed, when she felt a hard lump that had formed on her cervix, which was actually a tumor. Many months later, She finally went to Hopkins Hospital for treatment. The hospital was not favorable, but was chosen because it treated blacks and was the only hospital near her.While rehabilitating, she was medicated with Radiation. but the effects were temporary and she later died in the hospital October 4, 1951 at the age of 31. Before her death she had given birth to 5 children, whose lives would be greatly effected by her cells.