“If you are at least 21 please make sure you are attending exams with your gynecologist. And PLEASE don’t be afraid to talk to your parents about your family medical history. If I hadn’t, I would have never known the history HPV plays in my family tree and how the women in my family are susceptible to Cervical Cancer. I would have also never known that there is a vaccine for HPV and that I had actually received one as a child! Early Cervical Cancer generally shows no signs or symptoms until the cancer becomes invasive. That is why it is so important to get a Pap Smear! Ladies, it’s time to take control over our health.”