At the age of fifteen, I started to learn about what I needed to do to take care of my health when it came to birth control. And that’s when I learned about the importance of having access to cancer screenings that include the Pap and HPV tests as they could save your life. I know in my family that we didn’t hold any conversations about going to get cancer health screenings, so I think it is essential to speak about our experiences. When I had my first Pap, I was so nervous, but I had my mom with me to support me and the doctor answered all my questions and explained to me the process. Since then, I have constituted it a priority to schedule my appointment every three years. So remember to schedule your health screening appointment as it could save your life.