“It wasn’t that long ago that cervical cancer was the deadliest form of cancer for women in the United States. But with the widespread use of Pap tests, cervical cancer has gone from the number one cancer killer of women to number 15. In fact, cervical cancer is often close to 100 percent curable if detected early through screenings. However, some have proposed changes to the federal guidelines could eliminate the combination Pap and HPV test, leaving thousands of women vulnerable to incomplete testing. We can not let that happen. All women should have access to tests that can potentially save their life. All women should have a voice when making decisions about their bodies. For the health of all women, the Pap and HPV tests should remain a part of our routine wellness screening. We need to advocate for ourselves; we deserve the best chance at a long and healthy life!”
Take a Minute to Remember the Importance of Women’s Health!
As someone who has worked in the healthcare field, Taya knows what it’s like to prioritize other’s health needs before her own. She encourages women to prioritize their own health as well by getting routine PAP and HPV tests!