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Cervical Screening Awareness Week #CSAW 12-18th June

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Cervical screening can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers from developing. But 1 in 4 women offered the smear test do not get around to booking it.

I’ll be perfectly honest, it isn’t much fun. Being a shy person anyway, the thought of laying with my girl bits on display for a stranger does not appeal at all.
But neither does dying.
Leaving my children without a mother, my partner without his soulmate, my parents without their daughter.
So I do it for them, for me, for women everywhere so that my results could help further the research and knowledge of this cruel disease.

Cancer isn’t kind. It doesn’t care where it attacks you.
We should be the same, ruthless in eradicating it, fighting for ourselves and our future.

Two women everyday die of this disease.

A little bit of discomfort and embarrassment are a price worth paying to catch it early and get treatment.

Book your appointment if you are due. Please.

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30 comments

  1. This is so important. Thank you for sharing. I had a test showing abnormal cells a few years back and they kept an eye on me. It has luckily cleared up, but I urge anyone to get tested.

  2. I was due my first smear test when I was pregnant with my first baby and then was nervous to get it done post birth, but it was NOTHING to worry about! It wasn’t particularly painful and after giving birth I didn’t have any embarrassment. Such an important thing to get done!

  3. I missed my last test a couple of years ago (after attending like clockwork for all my adult life) I was very nervous to have a smear again, but results came back all clear. I know I’ll never miss another one again. Having had abnormal cells 18 years ago, I know how nerve wracking it can be, but things can be caught early with regular smear tests.

  4. I get my cervix screened regularly as someone who has had abnormal cells in the past you just can’t underestimate the importance of this for women…

  5. I totally get this. After my Dad died of cancer last year it makes you that much more aware of it and it’s evilness. It’s such a simple quick test to have done. I urge everyone to keep up to date

  6. I always find a way to get out of doing it, i cringe at the thought of needing to do this, untill after i had my son and went for my check up and the doctor said, ill do it for you now….no getting out of it…it only takes a few seconds and its over….the other side should there be something wrong takes alot longer then a few seconds and is alot more uncomfortable. Its worth doing for peace of mind. great post raising awareness.

  7. Massive High Five Sister for bringing this to our attention. I go regularly having had abnormal results a few years ago. I’m fine it was all dealt with quickly and I got to see my cervix on screen, I mean that’s cool. haha.
    #anythinggoes

  8. This is such an important issue. My very first smear at 21 was abnormal and I needed treatment and monitoring over the course of a few years. A little discomfort potentially saved my life. It’s a shame they have raised the age of eligibility to the mid 20s #MMBC

  9. It’s so important to do. It’s something i was dreading but I’m glad I went. I had mine done a few months after having my son and was glad to get it over with.

  10. Ive been ignoring a letter I got last week. Only because Ive been so busy. But that will be pointless if theres something wrong! So I will be ringing up to make my appointment tomorrow x

  11. Thanks for sharing! I completely agree with you it is so important to get checked out, it can literally save your life! I can’t stand when people put it off when its one of the few things we can do to prevent these things from happening!

  12. This is so important!! I’m glad you’ve written this. I know so many people who are too scared to go or too embarrassed or ignore there letters. I’ve had two now and they weren’t that bad, were over very quickly and were worth the discomfort just to know everything is ok. x

  13. It saddens me that they refuse to lower the age limit as well for Cervical screening, especially when so many young people die from it. Thank you for raising awareness of Cervical screening x

  14. I always find it hard finding time to book appointments for things that don’t appear ‘urgent’. But this is certainly one of those appointments you must book to ensure that if there are any issues, they are caught quickly. One of my close friends had the smear come back with abnormalities and after much testing she was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately it was caught quickly and she is now ok. It definitely makes me think when I get the smear letter through. Thanks for linking up to #BigPinkLink 🙂 x

  15. It’s great that more and more people are writing about and talking about smear tests. A while ago I wrote a post about what to expect when you go for one and I got a lot of positive feedback from friends who had been putting it off or were nervous about it.

    V ❤️

  16. So, so important and it really is done super quickly. Remember to get them done ladies! Thanks for linking up such an important post with the #bestandworst please do stop by again!

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