Got 5 Minutes? It Can Save Your Life

Got 5 Minutes? It Can Save Your Life

young-women-pointingLife is busy.

Between work, laundry, kids, food prep, house maintenance—you get the drift—the days are packed. There’s certainly no room on our list of things to do.

But in the time it takes you to post that status update to Facebook, grab a latte, or commiserate with another mother about the kids’ crazy sports schedules, you could save your own life.

A Routine Pap Test—Make it Part of Your Routine

A routine Pap test (or Pap smear) will identify pre-cancers, cell changes on the cervix that may become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. Pap tests also allow doctors to diagnose human papilloma virus (HPV), a common cause of cervical cancer.

If a five-minute test could save your life, why wouldn’t you make the time? Five minutes is nothing. Fighting cancer is a whole different time commitment.


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