Crissy Rock health: Actress 'nearly bled to death' after battling deadly condition
Before being diagnosed with cancer, Crissy was being treated for thrush. But three years later, the star found herself needing reconstructive surgery after doctors removed the cancer.
Talking about this stage in her life, the actor said: "When the doctor said cancer I actually looked around thinking, ‘Who’s he talking to?’
"The reason it wasn’t detected is because normally women go for smear tests, but I had an hysterectomy when I was 24 and I didn’t think I needed a smear test."
A smear test, or cervical screening is a health check on the cervix. The NHS explains that it is not used to detect cancer, but to prevent it, and all women between the ages of 25 and 64 should be invited regularly to have the procedure.
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