Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Kelly's Mission - Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign

Hi everyone,

I've been inspired to write this post after a friend added me to a Facebook group titled 'Kellys Mission'

After receiving the news she had Cervical Cancer after her first smear test at the age of 25 years old, Kelly Bridgett-Orme has created this group to spread awareness on the importance of us ladies having our smear tests when due.

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My Story - After receiving the all-clear at my first smear, I wasn't too nervous about my second. But a few days after my appointment, I received the dreaded letter that I had minor changes and needed to go to hospital for further investigations. Although the hospital confirmed I had minor changes, thankfully I didn't need any treatment but I do now require annual smears.

I'm dreading my next appointment (due late summer), but I will not bury my head in the sand, I'll be dropping my pants to save my life! ;)

Please don't put it off - call your GP to organise your next smear now. And share this with your friends and encourage them to do the same, oh, anf join Kelly's Mission on Facebook.


2 comments:

  1. It's a good reminder. Sometimes I think the fear of finding cancer stops us from screening, but found early cervical cancer is largely treatable. And that is a good thing! Love the image, by the way. ~Catherine

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  2. My first ever smear came back abnormal earlier on this year. I had to go for an examination but the Dr couldn't see any abnormal cells. I did have to go back this month for another but turns out I have just found out I am pregnant.

    I do believe that they should drop the age of the cervical smear. 25 is leaving it too late

    Thank you for linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop

    Hope to see you again this weekend

    Laura x x x

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