Today is the last day of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month and it was so great to end it by sharing my story this morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Jacque Reid of TJMS and Single and Living Fab has a phenomenal segment called, “Inside Her Story” and boy, did we go INSIDE MY STORY…my coochie story to be exact. I’ve been through so many things on my journey with cancer, but the one thing that I’ve learned is it is imperative to share so that we can prevent cervical cancer. If you missed the segment, check it out here.
We got in a lot of information in a short period of time and I just wanted to share some additional information, because so many of your have reached out to me via social media.
Here are the top things you should know:
- First and foremost, if you haven’t had a well woman exam it’s time to schedule one.
- If you are ages 9 to 26 get the HPV Vaccine.
- If you are 21 and sexually active, get a Pap Test.
- For those of you who are 30 and over add an HPV Test.
I want women of color to know that we develop cervical cancer more often than white women and we are more likely to die. We have to change this health disparity by getting screened. No one likes to get a pelvic exam, but we have to do it.
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