One of the reasons why up to 30% of women don’t attend cervical screening tests is the invasive nature of the test itself, and I’m no exception - it’s horrible. But one of the reasons that I am sharing the intimate details of my treatment is to let people know the reality of how horrible cervical cancer treatment is. A two minute test with your GP is nothing compared to the alternative so do, please, take every possible chance you have of avoiding this nightmare of a disease.
Nothing is more important than your life. Go for your smear tests, go for your mammograms, check your body regularly and never find excuses not to seek help for anything that feels odd. Screening doesn’t always find cancer, and early detection doesn’t always make a difference, but give yourself the best chance you can. Honestly, this is one experience you really don’t want to share.
I don't know what to say... well done sounds very trite - how about you're amazing? Not because you're going through it but because you share it in a way that makes me completely get it. I hope if my time comes I can be someone's Darcey or Floopnoodle and I have the equivalent to help me through it.
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