Most of us know someone that’s been affected or have been affected ourselves by cervical cancer. That’s where the Pap test comes in handy ​—​ it can detect early signs of cervical cancer and encourage women to get treated before noticeable symptoms arise. I started getting Pap tests early on to ensure I knew about my health status and to be able to catch cervical cancer as early as possible…The Affordable Care Act covers cancer screenings for most people, including Pap testing for everyone with a cervix, making this life-saving check up widely accessible no matter what your income level happens to be.