Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5K Pretty Muddy to raise money and save lives on 14th June 2020 in Basildon.
Cancer research is important to me because after my first smear test in 2016 I received a letter saying I had abnormal cells and immediately I googled it, I thought it’s was cancer! The Cancer research website gave a lot of information about cervical abnormalities and explains what happens next and put my mind at ease.
I received an invitation for a test called a colposcopy. Colposcopy means looking very closely at the cervix using a specialised magnifying instrument called a colposcope. This test can show whether you need treatment for the abnormal cells.
Following the colposcopy it was confirmed I had CIN 2 abnormal cells. The diagnosis was quickly followed by the LLETZ procedure to remove the abnormal cells. If I had not gone for my smear test it could have been a lot worse.
Since then I have given up smoking had VSG surgery & made it my mission to get healthy. 14th June 2020 is one day short of my 1 year surgiversary!
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