Elexe, a long standing advocate for integrative nutrition, knows firsthand folks whose lives have been saved by the Pap test, which means she also knows firsthand how important it is to ensure all women continue to have access to this vital medical resource.
“Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women, but thanks to the Pap test, it has been downgraded to #14! Due to proposed policy/guideline changes, the life saving Pap test could be eliminated, which can lead to a higher risk of developing cervical cancer for us ladies. I know that for me personally, it is a relief to get screened once a year. I have had friends and clients who have been able to proactively prevent abnormal cell growth and correct abnormal results from having regular Pap screenings. Not to mention, this plays a huge role in our reproductive and hormonal health! According to the US department of Health and Human Services, most women 21-65 still need to get Pap screenings! I believe that it is our right as women to have a voice in health guidelines, especially when it comes to preventing cancer! Our bodies, our choice, right?”