Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Are You a Woman?

Or do you love one?

If so, please remember to get yourself checked for breast, cervical, and endometrial cancer. Sure, it's no fun to get poked and prodded, but getting a pap smear at least every three years if you are between the ages of 21 and 65 is no biggie. Nor is an annual mammogram once you hit forty.

This post inspired by two things: new screening guidelines for the three most common cancers in women, and my own personal medical scare over the past two weeks. I neglected to my own cervical screening (5 years!) and suffered two weeks of intense anxiety. The results came back today--and I got lucky.

Do yourself a favor: if you are a woman, remember to put your health first. If you love a woman--your wife, your mother, sister, daughter--remind her to get screened.



  1. Yeah, I hate 'em but I do 'em. And for everyone - GET A COLONOSCOPY.

  2. I recently had my first smear and it was fine. No, really. I thought it would be a lot worse. The nurse was really nice. Complemented my lady parts, which was a little strange...but the main thing is it didn't hurt. So if you're due to go and you're sitting on that letter just go. It'll be fine. I promise.

    Great post, Linda

  3. Glad you're okay, hon. Phew. Good reminder. Hugs!

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