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Cervical Cancer: Why you should screen for HPV

Cervical Cancer: Why you should screen for HPV

This post is sponsored by Nurx, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

January is National Cervical Cancer Month. When I was younger my mom always told me stories about my great grandmother who had cervical cancer. I never really understood until a few years ago. As a female who lives with a PCOS a reproductive/metabolic syndrome, my sexual health has always been important to me. Anytime I can take advantage of preventive care I am all for it.

That is why today I am sharing an easy way to test for HPV Cervical Cancer. Plus you can do it from the convenience of your own home. No more doctor’s appointments. No more waiting rooms. No more stirrups!

HPV Fashion flatlay

 

More about HPV & Cervical Cancer Screening

Did you know HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is the most commonly transmitted STI? HPV causes nearly 34,000 new cervical cancer diagnoses. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Insurance plays an important role in access to cervical cancer screening. Nearly 25 percent of women without health insurance and/or without a regular health care clinician have not checked their risk for cervical cancer in the past five years, compared with 11 percent of the general population.

HPV Screening KIt

How I am taking advantage towards my sexual health?

I’m all about simple, easy and affordable. That is why I loved trying out Nurx Home HPV  at ease. Even for those without health insurance. All it takes is just one swab taken in the privacy and convenience of your own home to get better insight into your health. When it comes to sexual health privacy is key which is what I loved about this.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Normally you can check your risk for cervical cancer with a pap smear or HPV test. For women 30 and older, you can either 1) have a pap smear every three years or 2) an HPV test every five years or 3) a pap smear and HPV test every five years. Easy right? 🤷‍♀️

 

HPV Screening Kit

How to check for HPV & Cervical Cancer

You would be surprised to know how many women just don’t go and get tested. Mostly, due to insurance purposes but another can be time. Being a Millennial, you definitely have the issue of being busy. Literally, barely having time to cook. That is why, I loved the ease of  Nurx Home Screening Test Kit .

It’s so easy to test from home. Each kit includes an extra long q-tip, a plastic tube, a plastic bag, a prepaid return envelope and a sticker with a barcode for the envelope. They also come with easy instructions similar to other at home testing kits. If you have insurance it only costs $15 whereas without insurance it costs $65 to mail and be processed so the affordability is definitely a great option.

Then wait a few days to receive your results and voila. If your results are positive then their medical team will work closely with you to help figure out the next steps!

I’m so excited to send mine out and receive my results. As an almost 30-year-old my sexual and reproductive health is extremely important to me.

You can grab your kit Nurx Home HPV Screen Test HERE

Cervical Cancer: Why you should screen for HPV

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. candy
    January 24, 2019 / 12:48 PM

    We had all my kids take the shots which is a good thing. My husband can down with this cancer in his throat. Number one cancer happening right now.

  2. Alexandra
    January 24, 2019 / 9:00 PM

    Thank you for raising awareness. This is an issue close to my heart, so I will be sharing this post for sure.

    • Jalisa
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 3:26 PM

      Aww no problem. I totally get it. It definitely runs close to me too.

  3. Denise
    January 26, 2019 / 8:56 AM

    One of my graduate school project was on evaluating the vaccination rates and the complications they met, it was eye opening to look at all the data and the controversies around HPV especially since it can really lower the risk of cervical cancer. Am glad the technology is making it easier to test.

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