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A young Scottish mother, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer following completion of a pap smear for a decade, and is now, for the other women to get out of the routine tests in an attempt to save others from a similar diagnosis.
Kim Montgomery, 31, told the South West News Service (SWNS), is a British national, and that they are out of the test because they had four kids back-to-back.” She decided to go for a smear test, after the experience of irregular bleeding — which can be a sign of cervical cancer for nine months.
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“I had a pap smear in Dec. 20 and then in the new year, I received a letter to say I had abnormal cells,” she said, noting she was formally diagnosed with Stage 2 cervical cancer on Oct. 5. “I immediately thought of cancer, I just had a feeling, but it wasn’t until the doctors explained to me and I broke up.”
Kim Montgomery has recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer. (SWNS)
“And you automatically think that you’re going to die,” she added. “I didn’t think I was ever going to get cancer — and I’m only 31.”
Doctors have reportedly told Montgomery that she will likely require chemotherapy and a hysterectomy. She is also awaiting the results of a recent MRI that will show if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
“It’s a lot, and I wanted to have more children, but I just feel I am lucky to have my,” she said.
“I was pregnant with my kids back to back to back for three years now, and you can’t have a smear test if you are pregnant,” she continued. “That was a big part of why I didn’t get to it for a long time.”
Kim is Great with her three children.
But, she noted, “I just didn’t realize how important it was.”
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Doctors usually recommend that women begin pap tests at 21 years of age, according to the Mayo Clinic. The test is then repeated every three years for women between the ages of 21 to 65 years of age.
“I want to raise awareness of how important it is for people to get their pap test,” said Montgomery. “I’m hoping that sharing my story will mean more lives can be saved.”