Michelle’s Story

I was 32 years of age and fed up with some changes I had noticed with pain and cycles so I booked in for a Cervical Screening Test and check up. Every result kept coming back positive and positive.

I ended up having 2 small cancerous tumours high in my cervix. Just as COVID-19 hit, I was booked in for a hysterectomy. Having this downtime locked in with my business being closed down with restrictions, I felt lucky to be able to heal and deal with what had happened. I am so grateful I listened to my body and knew something wasn’t right.

With no family history at all and to me, being young, I urge every woman out there to keep up-to-date with screening and listen to your body. This literally saved my life. I can continue being a wife and mum to my gorgeous girls and teach them how important this is.

My tips for Australian women about cervical health

Always stay up to date with screening and listen to your body for any changes!