BY Lucy Towler

I’ve had abnormal Pap tests my whole life — starting when I first began getting them around age 18. Since then, I’ve had at least one abnormal Pap test every year. So, getting retested frequently to rule out the possibility of cervical cancer was nothing new to me.

I only started to worry when I didn’t stop bleeding months after my third child was born in 2020. Once I decided to seek medical attention, I wanted answers fast. But...

Close-up photo of Lucy Towler, with her son, Grant