Michelle Keegan wants us all to know about her smear test.
And for good reason as well.
The 31-year-old shared video updates of herself on the way to get her smear test, filmed herself while in the doctors waiting room and captured herself laying on the examination table.
The Our Girl star also urged her followers to not avoid getting the potentially life-saving check-up.
Michelle admitted that she has been putting the test off but wants to make sure her followers do not follow her previous example.
Addressing her 3.7 million followers in an Instagram Story, the former Coronation Street star said: Today Im on the way to the doctors for a smear that Ive been putting off for a quite long time now.
I think the thought of going for a smear for women puts them off more than anything. 1 in 4 women now dont turn up for their appointments apparently, so Im going to do a video blog today to show you how simple a smear test actually is.
Smear tests help to prevent cervical cancer by checking the health of the entrance of the womb and detecting any abnormal cells.
A third of the 2,017 British women surveyed by Jos Cervical Cancer Trust says that awkwardness – both around general body image and the appearance or smell of their vagina – has put them off getting a test.
And thats absolute madness, considering that cervical cancer is the most common form in women under 35 and these examinations can prevent 75% of cervical cancers.
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Women aged between 25 and 49 who are registered with a GP are invited for a cervical screening every three years.
You can read more about what actually happens during a smear test here.
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