Patricia Salazar is an avid endurance athlete. After receiving an abnormal Pap smear, she was told she had Stage 2B Cervical Cancer. She underwent a radical hysterectomy, as well as other procedures and fertility treatments, to stop cancer from spreading. Patricia works in the nonprofit world and hopes to use what she's learned in her career to further her advocacy for women's reproductive health.
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