Alesha knows firsthand the value of a regular Pap test – it saved both her life and her daughter’s, not to mention the lives of thousands of women every year. Here’s Alesha’s story:
It was 2013 and a few days after my annual pap exam. I was having a hectic day at work, but something told me to answer the phone when my gynecologist called. She had my Pap results and wanted to schedule a biopsy. My stomach sank. Fast forward to a few weeks later, I have the biopsy and the results confirm that I need to have surgery to remove a piece of my cervix to remove cells that have high potential to turn cancerous. Talk about devastated. Google tells me (never Google your symptoms btw 😭😂) it’s possible that I’m never having children, and I call my sister crying hysterically in an empty conference room. But this story has a happy ending. You see that little girl there? She is proof that the pap test saves lives.