I can pretty much say that a PAP can save your life - so if you have not gone to get your yearly done - do it now!!!!! My biopsy came back with moderate pre-cancerous changes. I will have an office procedure done to take care of it before it turns to cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and can ONLY be detected by a PAP. Once you have symptoms it is too late. So please ladies, get your pap and do it by an actual gynocologist not a nurse practitioner. I was told that a gynocologist is trained to look for certain changes such as blood vessel and tissue patterns. I guess I was more upset by this because my grandmother died of cervical cancer at age 43. My fibro symptoms had me thinking I was in advanced stages. I have also learned that a huge percentage (up to 80%) of the population carries the HPV virus and that the strains that do not manifest visibally (ie you don't know that they are there) are the ones that cause havoc on your cervix and eventually turn into cancer. Also, the most common age to be diagnosed with cervical cancer is now ages 25 - 35. Be safe ladies!!! Thank you for your prayers and support!!!