Cervivor Podcast

Cervivor Podcast

Cervivor is a global cervical cancer community, an advocacy resource, and an online retreat for healing, connecting and thriving. This podcast is a platform to lend support. To share our stories. To spread awareness and to create the change that we want to see. Ending cervical cancer is within our reach, so we are continuing to shine a very bright light on this cause. For more award-winning Cervivor content visit Cervivor.org. Join the conversation by using #CervivorPodcast. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cervivor/support


May 17, 2023 43 mins

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In this episode, Cervivor Podcast Host, Joslyn Paguio discusses health disparities within the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and the possible reasons why with Dr. Mihae Song, a Gynecologic Oncologist at City of Hope, and Arlene Simpson, a cervical cancer survivor. Through this conversation, you'll hear the personal stories of each guest and wher...

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This week is recognized as National Infertility Awareness Week. It is a topic that is so near to our community of cervical cancer and HPV-related cancer patients and survivors. Follow along as we highlight the stories of those impacted in our community and we encourage you to share your story with us as well.

“It seemed like I was constantly sick. I had viral and bacterial infections. But I was also having painful pelvic pain just ...

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April 19, 2023 48 mins

Did you know a high percentage of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction? Did you also know that the rate increases even more when cancer treatment, like cervical cancer, is involved?

In this episode, Cervivor Podcast Host, Joslyn Paguio has a candid conversation with Dr. Tali Sobel, a Women's Health Internist at the Mayo Clinic. You'll hear them get down to the basics of understanding sexual dysfunction, how it ...

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Maya Angelou once said “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”

In this episode, we get to hear the voices of two remarkable women, Ayanna Bass, and Milicent Kagonga. One survivor sharing her story of cervical cancer in the United States, and the other in Africa. We'll dive in as they share their personal journeys with cervical cancer, how they lost their vo...

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Black women have higher rates of new cervical cancer cases as opposed to other races and ethnicities. With February being Black History Month, we wanted to discuss health disparities amongst black communities and the possible influencing factors. One way to close the gap in the fight against cervical cancer is to make sure our stories are heard. We must continue to talk about HPV, cervical cancer screening and prevention including ...

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For Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we have a bonus episode for you. In this episode, we interview Dr. Ulf Gyllensten, a molecular geneticist from the University of Uppsala in Sweden, who is a pioneer in HPV and cervical cancer research. His research on the molecular underpinnings of cervical cancer has led to genetic screenings and the development of at-home screenings for HPV.

Beyond the podcast, we encourage you to read Dr. Gyl...

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Happy New Year and welcome to Season 3 of the Cervivor Podcast!

We're also wishing everyone a Happy Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! CCAM is a very important month for us as we dedicate the entire month to bringing awareness to cervical cancer, recognizing, celebrating, and remembering that #WeAreCervivor! 

In this episode, Cervivor Podcast host, Joslyn Paguio chats with Cervivor Ambassadors Carol Lacey and Karla Chavez about ...

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The discovery of the link between HPV and cervical cancer came in the 1980s and the research continues today, with researchers like our featured guest, Dr. Heather Brandt. Tune in to hear about how Dr. Brandt’s research has helped transform the landscape of addressing disparities in cancer prevention and how working with allies and partners has effectively increased HPV vaccination. Dr. Heather Brandt is&nb...

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It’s time to get ready for the holidays! In this episode, we have two special guests, Cervivor Founder and Chief Visionary, Tamika Felder and Cervivor Community Engagement Liaison, Morgan Newman, bringing you a little joy and fulfilling your holiday wish list. Join us for a cozy and casual conversation about what we’re thankful for, our holiday traditions, and a little surprise to help you with your holiday shopping.

To shop and/or...

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This episode dives into the answers you need to know about the HPV vaccine! Tune in to hear this special Q&A session with our host, Joslyn Paguio and our featured guest, Dr. Nathan Boonstra. Dr. Boonstra is a general pediatrician located in Des Moines, Iowa. He is passionate about educating families on the importance of public health and safety, with a focus on childhood immunizations. Beyond the podcast, Dr. Boonstra can be fo...

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What is mindfulness?

In this episode, we'll hear from Tara Casagrande, a cervical cancer survivor, a mother of three, and a yoga teacher. Tara was the Founder of Ease Yoga Cafe in Del Ray Alexandria from 2015 to 2020 and is currently enrolled in the first of two years with the Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Listen to Tara as she shares her personal journey through cervic...

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August 21, 2022 8 mins

The Cervivor Podcast is a platform built for sharing and elevating our stories. Tune in to hear more about our Season 2 podcast host, Joslyn Paguio. Become inspired, learn more about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, and hear how Joslyn has used her personal experience to educate others. 

Beyond the podcast, read Joslyn's Cervivor story on our website or watch her story on our award-winning YouTube channel, Cerv...

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What is resilience? 

In this episode, we'll hear from Ashley Stephenson, an author, legal professional, personal development specialist, PCOS fighter, and cervical cancer survivor based in New York City. With over a decade of experience in the legal profession, Ashley’s unique perspective has allowed her to help others with grace and empathy on a path to discovering their own path and destiny. Her work has been featured in the...

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What is survivor mode? While we know the physical toll it takes on the body between treatments and surgeries, how do we survive mentally and emotionally to get to the other side?

Listen to Jenn Myers in her own words.

Jenn is a recurrent, metastatic cervical cancer patient currently receiving a newly FDA-approved drug specific to metastatic cervical cancer after spending 30 months in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Having to leave her ca...

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What is Survivor Mode? While we know the physical toll it takes on the body between treatments and surgeries, how do we survive mentally and emotionally to get to the other side?

Listen to Jason Mendelsohn's story in his own words. 

Jason is the Founder of SupermanHPV.com and an HPV tonsil cancer survivor (otherwise known as oropharyngeal cancer). He is passionate about raising awareness of HPV oropharyngeal cancer, pro...

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We’re back! Season 2 of the Cervivor Podcast is moving past the archives.

This episode features Cervivor Joslyn Chaiprasert-Paguio. Joslyn was initially diagnosed at the young age of 18 and her journey didn’t stop there, facing two more diagnoses with cervical cancer. Listen to Joslyn’s story and you’ll hear what else you can expect on Season 2 of the Cervivor Podcast Beyond the podcast, read Joslyn’s Cervivor story and watc...

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January 21, 2022 10 mins

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cervivor Community is reminding you, that it’s time to put yourself first!

It’s time to make those screening and vaccination appointments, to put your mental and emotional health first, and to maintain and cultivate relationships with friends, family, and ourselves. It’s time to take care of you in 2022!

Join us for a Mindful Minute:

In guided imagery, you intentionally think of a ...

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Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes.

Life is difficult as it is! How do you cope with a cancer diagnosis too? On this episode, listen to our host, Tamika Felder and Dr. Durvasula discusses the complexities of cancer, coping, and relationships. Beyond the podcast...

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Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes.

What if you were told there was nothing else that can be done to treat your cervical cancer? Would you be able to make peace with it? Lynn Tromp never lost faith. On this episode, you’ll hear our host, Tamika Felder and Lynn ...

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Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes.

Cancer is a life disrupter! It comes in and uproots your life when you least expect it to. Imagine getting into a car accident and coming out with a cancer diagnosis. This is what happened to Sierra Thetford. On this episode,...

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