Cervical Cancer Caught During Pregnancy
According to WBALTV, because pregnant women receive a pap test routinely during their pregnancy, doctors are catching instances of cervical cancer that might have gone undiagnosed. Doctors say some of the women may not have gotten pap tests otherwise.
Though we know pap screens are incredibly important why do we still put these tests off? Other than financial/insurance issues, there is no excuse for skipping this routine test.
Sure, it can be uncomfortable and yes, we are all busy, but I wager cancer and treatment is more uncomfortable and nothing puts a kink in a schedule like chemotherapy.
I say this both to you readers, and to myself. I have missed my own appointment three times since August. Let’s start encouraging and holding each other accountable for our own health.