Rurina, a travel aficionado who’s been to 75 countries and counting, has a very personal story about how the combined Pap and HPV test saved her life and kept her jet setting around the globe for years to come.
“It isn’t even exaggeration when I say the Pap test saved my life. I was really devastated to find out I have cancer from doing my routine Pap. I used to think “I’m young, I don’t need to do the Pap test if I feel well” Wrong. It doesn’t matter how young or well you feel – you need to do the routine pap to protect yourself! What made a difference in my case was how early I found it and I was able to treat it before it got so bad.
For years, it has been recommended that cervical cancer screening tests for women include the Pap and HPV test.
Not only do these two tests work well together to give a comprehensive screening, eliminating the well-known Pap test could lead women to believe they don’t need access to the regular exams that protect their reproductive health. For the health of all women, the Pap and HPV tests should remain a part of your routine wellness screening.”