Yesterday I telephoned to get results of pap smear and mammogram. Latter fine, pap smear not. Yuk. This is a first time for me, and means a colposcopy is scheduled for treatment and biopsy. Nothing urgent and I am doing it when I get back from the States.
But all you women out there with a cervix – please don’t neglect this. The reason this is not urgent for me is because I have a smear done regularly and therefore the abnormality is caught early before it becomes a cancer. And this applies to you youngsters too – my daughter was in exactly the same boat just a month ago and she is in her early 30s.
Another thing to think about: the doc doing the breast ultrasound (which should be done as a matter of course together with the mammogram) said it is even more important to do a monthly self-breast examination than to have the mammogram/ultrasound – simply because it is monthly.
Don’t neglect yourself because you are “too busy”. You are never too busy to die.