Posts Tagged ‘CervicalCancer’

Woman of the Week: Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer born in 1920 who became ill with cervical cancer when she was in her thirties. In 1951, her cells were taken from her cervix without her knowledge. On October 4th, 1951, Henrietta passed away from late stage cervical cancer. These cells are now called HeLa, the most…

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