Reminding people of the importance of smear tests by sharing your lipstick smear selfie for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
What is #SmearForSmear?
Smear tests (cervical screening) save 5,000 lives a year yet one in five women who are eligible to attend do not take up their invitation. For young women aged 25-29 this rises to one in three. #SmearForSmear allows you to remind people of the importance of smear tests by sharing your lipstick smear selfie and nominating your friends to do the same.
Together we can help prevent cervical cancer.
Put on your lipstick.
Smear your lipstick and take a selfie.
Use #SmearForSmear and @JoTrust then nominate a friend.
A memoir of love, hope, and empowerment by @MLWhitlock
A memoir of love, hope, and empowerment
At age twenty-six, author Michelle L. Whitlock thought she had it all: she was in the best physical shape of her life, she had a promising career, and she had a budding romance that looked like it could finally be the real thing. Then doctors informed her that she had HPV. Weeks later her worst nightmare became her reality: she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. In this memoir, Michelle narrates the story of her ordeal. She tells how she took charge of her healthcare and pursued an experimental surgery that treated the cancer while preserving her fertility. The surgery was a success, but just years later-a week after the love of her life proposed-Michelle discovered her cancer was back.
How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice follows Michelle as she wonders if she will live or die, have children, or enjoy sex again. This is one woman’s story of falling in love, battling HPV and cervical cancer, facing sexual dysfunction, confronting her conflicting feelings about motherhood, and becoming her own best advocate. Inspirational and honest, this memoir tells the emotional story of love, loss, resilience, and survival.
The rap video that makes you want to book a smear test!
Ladies! And anyone with a cervix! I recommend getting screened for cervical cancer if you can. In the UK this is at age 25 and older, and if the results are clear you only have to go back again every three years. Here’s the storify of Nadia Kamil live-tweeted appointment.
Video published on 7 Apr 2014 by Nadia Kamil‘s channel.
‘I know it’s weird to show strangers your foof!’: The rap video that makes you want to book a smear test. Now, telegraph, 11 Apr 2014.