Southport mum highlights the importance of a smear test May 12th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Sara (left) with daughter Kayleigh Southport mum highlights the importance of a smear test Southport mum Sarah O’Callaghan shares story to warn other young girls too scared to have a smear test. Sarah said: “I wasn’t going to publicly share this but here goes… If I can stop one person going through what I have I will have made a difference! I am embarrassed to say it but I was to scared to go for a smear test! What makes this embarrassment worse is that I am nearly 30years old! Despite having been sent several letters from my GP asking me to make an appointment I was never brave enough to do it… I felt embarrassed about getting such a procedure done and continually put it off… Before I knew it the weeks rolled into months and the months into years! I finally booked in with the nagging of my best friend Leanne Wilson and thank God I did, you always think it will never happen to you but I got the devastating news that I did have cancer but the good news was they caught it literally just in time to have it removed along with the remaining abnormal cells being burnt away. I wanted to share this, please if you are due a smear test book in and don’t leave it any longer. I had no symptoms so without going for the test and leaving it a few more months this could of been a very different story. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!