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Chuping, 69

 

Chuping joined this campaign after her mum’s own experience with cancer over 20 years ago.

With her mum primarily speaking Cantonese and Chuping primarily speaking English, the language barrier made it difficult for them to have open conversations around her health and her concerns.

This is something that Chuping made sure was different when she had her two daughters, speaking openly and honestly to them about her own health.

"It’s so important that people can talk about their health concerns and share personal experiences and recommendations to help others get the support they need.”

Chuping says that as she gets older, cervical screening can be a little bit uncomfortable. The option to now self-collect provides an alternative that could make cervical screening more comfortable for a lot of people to help them protect their health and stay up to date.

“Having a choice in cervical screening is so important. It means you can take responsibility for your own health and be empowered to look after yourself and your health.”

Chuping wants people to know that if you have a language or cultural barrier there is always help available and encourages everyone to ask for the help that they need so that they can protect their health.

If you are due or overdue for a Cervical Screening Test, book in to speak to a doctor or specially trained nurse about your options, including self-collection.

If you want to find a cervical screening provider who speaks a language other than English or meets your other health needs, visit Cancer Council Victoria’s cervical screening directory.

Hear from the other ambassadors on their experiences with cervical screening.

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