“Did you know that cervical cancer was once the number one cancer-related killer of individuals with cervixes, but since the introduction of the Pap test, that number has dropped to fifteen? ⁣ ⁣ Still, even with these amazing advances, 1 in 5 cervical cancer cases are missed due to screening with HPV testing alone. So how can we help ensure that we have more complete testing? It’s important to have access to 2 tests – both the Pap and the HPV co-test – instead of just the HPV test alone! 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.⁣ ⁣ Although it seems clear that all individuals with a cervix should have uninhibited access to the combined Pap + HPV co-test, new regulations are endangering access to these screenings!“