Shaughna Phillips scared after being HPV positive
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Shaughna Phillips revealed that she is positive for the HPV virus and sent a long message via Instagram. Namely, Philipps went for testing and found out about the diagnosis. Although many people have a similar disease, Philipps is still scared.
“A few weeks ago I told you that I was having my routine 3-year smear test, and urged anyone who’s missed their appointment or thinks they’re overdue one to book. “Yesterday I received my results and have had changes to some of the cells called “borderline changes” that require further examination.
I also tested HPV positive. “Of course, I was absolutely terrified initially and although everyone I’ve spoke to has reassured me how common this is, it is still scary”. - she posted on Instagram, as quoted by ok.
Some of the words she heard from the doctor caused her trauma, and it was not easy for her to hear it. There’s certain language used that I didn’t realise I still have a real hard time hearing, “biopsy”, any word ending with “oscopy”, and of course, “cancer”, are all associated with trauma for me.
“So reading them in a letter addressed to me really, really knocked me”.
Philipps on support
Her father died of pancreatic cancer, and she also had breast cancer in 2017. Yet talking to individuals has given her hope and optimism and we hope that Philipps will successfully cope with everything that follows.
“I follow some amazing women, @iamlaurenmahon & @kathbum to name a few, who have spoken about their smear results, and it instantly reassured me and made it less scary!” the star told fans on Sunday. “So, I thought I would share this update in the hope that there’s someone out there who might feel less alone, and less afraid.
Will keep you updated”. Philipps will continue to inform us, and there are many people with a similar problem, so support is certainly the most important at the moment.