Unfortunately, many women fall behind on their Pap tests because they feel they lack the financial resources and medical coverage necessary to afford the test. The truth is: the Pap test is accessible to almost everyone. The Affordable Care Act covers cancer screenings for all people, including Pap testing for almost everyone with a cervix, making this life-saving check-up accessible no matter what your income level happens to be. I never actually shared this story with anyone but my mother. Two years ago I got a call from my gynecologist after my regular check-up. Everything seemed to be normal except for one thing. At that moment, I was so lost and confused at what I was told because this isn’t something that is openly discussed. I ended up getting a colposcopy to make sure everything was okay and, even though it was scary, I am so grateful that it was only a false alarm. This whole experience made me realize just how important it is to get your health screenings done and why all women should have access to a test that could potentially save your life. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, but thanks to the Pap test, it has dropped to number 15!
Don’t Fall Behind
Tiffany shares her personal experience with the Pap test, which shows that sometimes you may get abnormal results but everything ends up being okay. This is why getting a Pap test is so important to make sure you have your body in check!