#Smearforsmear, selfies with lipstick to fight against cancer of the uterus

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Social networks are not only for fun, they can also serve to raise awareness. Do you remember the boom #IceBucketChallenge to do some months? Through this hashtag, the celebrities pictures were hanging over a bucket of ice water. With this striking action they pretended to “get wet” by the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

Now it's the turn of cervical or cervical cancer. The British foundationJo's Cervical Cancer Trust has promoted the hashtag #SmearForSmear (a game of English words between spot and cervical test). What do you expect us to do? Let's hang selfies with the lipstick and hold on to our friends to raise awareness about the importance of gynecological examinations. Celebrities like Georgia May Jagger,Rita prays or Cara Delevingne They have already published their photos on Instagram.

According to the Spanish Association Against Cancer, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women after breast cancer. 47% of affected women in Spain are under 35 years old. In most cases, being a carrier of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is the cause of developing this cancer. Annual gynecological examinations are the best weapon to detect any anomaly in time.

Do you dare to hang up your own selfies in #SmearForSmear to raise awareness about the essential thing that is to go to the gynecologist once a year?


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