Maya Jama has urged her followers to get their smear tests booked, revealing that she’s having cells monitored after delaying her check-up for a year.
The Don’t Hate The Playaz presenter sent a PSA to her two million Instagram followers on Monday after having her smear test, also known as a cervical screening, earlier in the day.
While leaving the appointment, Maya said: ‘It’s very rare I get serious but I don’t see it talked about enough. Girls, if you haven’t done already, go and get your smear test. I know it seems butters and uncomfortable and awkward but it’s not that bad and it’s so important.
‘I’ve just had to get my second one because I left it a year for my second check-up. You’ve just got to check on these things.’
After being bombarded with messages from her followers, Maya, 26, then detailed her check-up and explained why she’s having cells monitored.
The TV star said in her Instagram stories: ‘Obviously as some of you know I find it hard to be serious about anything but I might as well tell you what’s going on because I’m getting so many messages from loads people saying, “I’ve been putting it off”, but there’s these things – I’m not a doctor, probably not the right terminology – but I think they’re called “cins” (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia), and he thinks I have cin two, so the first one is fine, cin two you have cells that you need to monitor and then the third is cancerous stuff or will become cancerous.
‘So when I went today, he took a biopsy so like a little bit inside of me and that’ll get sent off and I’ll find out.’
She continued: ‘But you basically have to monitor these things and it’s better you catch it sooner rather than later so it doesn’t go into something else.
‘Just get checked, don’t put it off, it’s minor. They’re professional doctors, they’ve seen a million fannies, they’re not going to be shocked by any. I know that’s the weird thought because I always thought like, “Oh my God, they’re gonna see my “narn”, but it’s just minor.’
The smear test, which is preventative of cancer, checks the health of the cervix and is offered to all women between the ages of 25 and 64. Women are invited back for a screening every three years after their first test.
Last month, it was revealed that nearly one in three women who missed their cervical screening didn’t go because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: Original article published here.