Me: Knock knock
Her: hi doc
Me: “you’re here for your Pap smear
Her: yayyy? doc
Me: doing a dance with a “raise-the roof” to de-stress
the process …
“Yup we gonna check to make sure there are NO changes
to your cervix that could lead to cervical cancer”
Her: I hate these
Me: I know… they are not exactly exciting to do
but good to
I can sing if it’ll help you relax
Her: can you sing?
Me: let’s see
Okay breathe… I’ll talk you through the process …
We talk about who invented the Pap smear…
Why it’s called Pap smear
Her: that wasn’t bad
Me: I’m proud of you for doing the necessary even with
how inconvenient it was
Her: yeah I haven’t done it in 10 years
Me: you’re here!
There you have it!
Pap smears are recommended starting at age 21 to
check for cervical cancer or for changes to the cervix
that can lead to cancer if not managed on time.
What’s your cervix?
Well, it’s a part of the female reproductive system.
I’ll explain more candidly at your well woman exam
I have a “show and tell” for it too.
Advocating for Pap smears,