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#SMEARforSMEAR

Posted by Megan Plassmeyer on January 22, 2016 at 12:23 PM

 The concept is simple: Smear your lipstick, take a selfie, post it on social media, and advocate for Pap Smears everywhere! #SMEARforSMEAR

We love Pap Smears. And while this examination doesn’t frequently make the list of “most common travel destinations," there are a lot of reasons why you should immediately schedule a trip to see your gynecologist. 

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Pap tests can find abnormal cervical cells before they turn into cancer cells. This is super important because currently 1/2 of South Carolinian females ages 13-17 years have still not received all HPV vaccination doses to help with the prevention of cervical cancer.

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In fact, in 2012 South Carolina ranked 18th in cervical cancer incidence and 11th in cervical cancer deaths. 

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This has lead to a devastating outcome for  women in our state. On average, 5 women die of cervical cancer in South Carolina every month. This is a serious public health problem.

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So stand with us today and take a #SMEARforSMEAR selfie.  Make it fierce and make it go viral.  

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Because ladies, we have a lot of work to do, and nothing should get in our way.

 

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