Michelle Keegan has urged women to go for allegation tests in an Instagram post about her possess test.
The singer certified she had been putting it off “for utterly a prolonged time”, ignoring countless letters.
“I was unequivocally apprehensive”, she wrote, and would use a forgive of being “too busy”, before adding: “Let’s face it it’s bloody embarrassing.”
But in a video blog after a procession she pronounced how discerning and easy it was, calming her fans it was not painful.
“I was in a room for 5 minutes, on a bed for two, it was unequivocally quick,” a 31-year-old said.
She added: “It was not unpleasant during all only a small uncomfortable.”
Keegan pronounced she had finished her investigate and drew courtesy to a series of women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
According to Cancer Research UK, there are about 3,200 new cervical cancer cases and 870 deaths from a illness in a UK each year.
Screening rates rose following a genocide of existence TV star Jade Goody during a age of 27 in 2009, as her story brought larger awareness.
But a numbers have depressed behind given and, in England, a screening rates are during their lowest for dual decades, with Public Health England total for 2017 display about 3 million women unwell to have a allegation exam for during slightest three-and-half-years.
Keegan said: “So ladies, I’m propelling we to book in your smear, go and get it finished and tell all your family and friends to get it done. It is so critical and so easy.”
The post by a Our Girl star and former Coronation Street singer has been welcomed by her followers, with one writing: “@michkeegan we keep putting cave off for years though your summary has strike home, so appreciate we and I’m engagement an appointment with my alloy tomorrow, good finished boor for lifting awareness.
Another wrote: “As a use nurse, good finished on compelling cervical screening Michelle. It’s undeniably critical to saving women’s lives! Thank we x”