“My daughters are the reason for everything I do, but most especially for staying on top of my health. May is Women’s Health Month and I honestly don’t think I knew what the word cervix meant until I was already pregnant with Juliana. Now, I know how important cervical health is and want to ensure my daughters have access to the healthcare they need! Every hour, one person with a cervix in the U.S. is diagnosed with cervical cancer, and the Pap test and the combined Pap + HPV Co-test are recognized as the most successful methods for early detection. Studies and statistics show that the Pap and HPV Co-test in particular has caught 94.1% of cervical cancers and 99.7% of cervical pre-cancers, and has successfully identified 70% of cancers that were missed by the HPV test alone.”
What Are Your Reasons?
Every individual has different reasons for taking care of their health. Some do it for themselves, some do it for their partners, some, like Laney, do it for their children. Preventative health screenings such as the Pap + HPV co-test allow mothers to protect themselves from cervical cancer and stay on top of their health for their children. Laney encourages all mothers to support the Pap + HPV test by signing the Precerv petition.