Cervical Health Awareness

It’s the start of a new year, we reflect on the past while looking forward to positive life changes we hope to implement. We can feel a collective urge to begin again with a newfound motivation. Which begs the question, what if we devoted this year to taking care of ourselves? 

A key pillar in women’s health is regular Pap smear exams. For most people this isn’t your idea of a good time, but it can save your life. We’ve been told time and time again that the benefits outweigh the brief period of discomfort they cause, but it can still be hard to get jazzed about them. We think about the inconvenience, taking time off work, and the anxiety of awaiting test results. Let’s put some of those thoughts to rest and talk about how the Pap Smears work FOR us!

Fun Fact: The Pap test, or Pap smear, is so named in honor of its inventor, a Greek doctor called George (Georgios) Nicholas Papanicolaou (1883–1962). His work focused on examining smears of cervical tissue to screen for potential warning signs related to gynecological health.

When the Pap Smear is performed a sample of cells is collected from the cervix. This sample is used to screen for HPV, detect cervical cancer, and monitor changes in the cervical cells. In addition, the test can also help spot any other issues that may appear in the cervical or vaginal area, such as infections. There are several types of treatment and intervention available for cervical cancer, but for these to be most effective, it is crucial to spot it as early as possible. This is why getting smear tests as advised is so important.

Are you still wondering how you can motivate yourself to schedule your yearly exam? Heart of Wellness is pleased to announce the launch of Pap Parties!

An event dedicated to ensuring your comfort and reinventing your idea of a doctor’s visit. Led by a team of compassionate staff and clinicians you will receive a yearly exam, in your own private room, in addition to the support of a group environment. Snacks, beverages, and empowering education will be provided. As a courtesy our facility will be closed for this event to provide the VIP treatment you deserve. No need to worry about fitting visits into your busy schedule as parties will be held on evenings and weekends to allow more opportunity for those working during the week. This visit is covered by most insurances using a simple consent form as well as a cash price available for those without insurance. Schedule now to join the fun at our inaugural Pap Party on February 22nd, 2020 at 6pm!

To schedule please call 360-570-0401 or email at info@heartofwellness.org






Call Now