Last June 6, 2013, I had my first anti-cervical cancer shot, a Cervarix vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline.

I decided to avail this vaccine despite of it being pricey due to a life changing event happened to my mother-in-law. She was diagnosed with a cervical cancer at a very early stage. Fortunately, it can still be cured.

Facing the reality, being a woman is not easy as there are many possible life-threatening illnesses that can kill us later in our lifetime. One of these serious diseases is the cervical cancer that can kill any woman, married, old maid, virgin, etc. Luckily, we can prevent this by the help of regular Pap smear and availing anti-cervical cancer vaccinations.

Regular screening and Pap smear can help detecting possible symptoms, but it is really advisable to be vaccinated to have a big chance of not having this kind of life-threatening illness. The vaccination is not a one-time-big-time shot, there are 3 sessions: first shot, after a month, then after 6 months.

By the way, the vaccination is not painful, but the aftermath is really hurting. It feels heavy, sore and numb. Hot compress will help soothe and ease the pain.

The price today is not as expensive as before, I only paid 3,000 pesos (provincial rate), a total of 9,000 all-in-all.

Don’t ignore it, save money, pay your OB-GYNE a visit and avail this vaccine. It can save our life!