It’s sobering to think I could’ve missed out on this day, or not had my mother, sisters and friends there with me if we had not made cervical health a priority. Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Thanks to medical advances such as the Pap test, the mortality rate has dropped significantly. Ladies, don’t underestimate the dangers of cervical cancer. Routine Pap tests are essential for all women 21 and older!