Emily and Kate are wellness bloggers with plenty of personal experiences to share, so they know what they’re talking about when they say the Pap is a lifesaver. As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one!

“As two people with a long list of medical obstacles, we do our fair share of talking about health in general but today we want to talk specifically about women’s health and the importance of preventable measures.

Cervical cancer used to be the #1 cancer related killer of women, now it’s #14. That’s a HUGE difference and the reason for that difference is the Pap test (also called Pap smear).

It’s hard to believe (considering the statistics mentioned), but proposed changes could eliminate the Pap – meaning women would be subjected to a riskier health situation and a lower standard of care. Health insurance generally prefers to treat acute major events than to prevent them, but we can’t let that happen with the Pap.

Eliminating the Pap test could lead women to falsely believe this test is of low importance, and that’s not the case!

Because of our health situations, we’ve been through countless tests, some painful, some long, some really weird (we’re looking at you sweat test) but the Pap is none of these. This quick and painless yearly test can be lifesaving for women by checking for precancerous and cancerous cells. No guideline should be able to take that away from us.”