This post is because I am supporting the 2018 smear for smear campaign because it is the most common cancer in women under 35 like me.
We all like to think “it won’t happen to me” but the reality is you just never know and so this is a guaranteed way to gain that piece of mind. All it takes is a visit to your local GP and at most, 10 minutes of your time.
It feels shocking to me to hear that the number of women attending smear tests is falling every year (1 in 4 do not attend their smear test). Ultimately what you chose to do is entirely up to you however personally I also attend it for my family because I want to do everything within my means to be there for them as long as possible.
If you are due to attend yours for the first time please do not ignore the call and book your appointment.