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How curiosity saved her life and can save yours too

February 24, 2020

The time was 5:00 am, within the four walls of a beautiful 1 bedroom apartment somewhere in Lagos Mainland came the sound of an alarm, oh no! she replied as she stretches out of her bed, and instantly she turns off the irritating sound, a busy week have started again for Jane like for everyone who lives in Lagos, the Oride she leverages to commute from Mainland to Island has just been banned by the State government, so a plan B to arrive early at work becomes a must. Jane lived a very fast life, you call it 9:00 to 5:00, she calls it 5:00 to 9:00, and the cycle continues.
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Despite her busy schedule, she never joked with her health, she does the routine breast self-examination, practised good vagina care practices, amongst others that doctors recommend for all females. Some time ago when a friend asked her why she was so conscious about her health she replied ” the same time you spent working to make money in your office where your health breaks down, the same time you can spend, spending same money in the hospital where health is repaired when your health breaks down,” but that’s not our portion she ended with.
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On this faithful day, Jane appeared worried, something isn’t okay she said to herself as she paced back and forth, she taught it was hormonal imbalance as she had noticed bleeding between her period for months now, and last night when she engaged in sexual intercourse with Alex her boo, she noticed she was bleeding and she experienced an unusual pain, and he noticed it too, and told her she needed to go for check-up that it’s the best thing to do, that he came across a health talk sometime in February around noon, and the doctor talked about such a symptom but he could not remember the disease but Alex facial expressions weren’t good.
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Out of her busy schedule, Jane had to create time to leave her work, after following the due process of requesting for permission, she packed her bag and headed for a private hospital, where she met with a doctor and explained her signs, some physical examination and test were carried out.
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While waiting in the clinic, she was sweating profusely every minute she was in it, the more the delay the more the worries, suddenly after 2 hours the doctor called her from the lobby into his office, and told her some of the test outcomes that were performed on her were negative, that the remaining results for the Pap smear and vaginal swab culture will be communicated to her in a week time.
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5 days later, Jane received her remaining test result, she was free from both bacterial and fungal infections, but something was noticed in her cervix….Guess what???
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A small growth was observed, a pre-cancerous lesion was detected from the Pap smear screening conducted, this was the only screening Jane never did, as she wasn’t aware of it, and did not know it should be done every three years to check for cervical cancer. However, luckily for her, it had not progressed and she was scheduled for surgery (Cryotherapy) to get rid of the lesion, and the little curiosity of Jane and Alex saved her life from a devastating disease, a silent killer of women.

When last did you go for screening against cervical cancer? Do you take such simple signs and symptoms for granted?

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