Scarlett Moffatt urges women to go for a smear test
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 December 2020
Scarlett Moffatt has undergone Lletz treatment to remove abnormal cells from her cervix
Scarlett Moffatt has had abnormal cells removed from her cervix.
The 30-year-old TV presenter has encouraged other women to attend their smear tests, having undergone Lletz treatment after her doctors found potentially life-threatening cells.
Speaking on Instagram, she said: "I went for my cervical screening and it had abnormalities.
"I've had abnormalities for a couple of years now and then it wasn't getting better. It wasn't healing on its own. So an amazing nurse called Rachel who I've seen from the beginning said to me, I think it's best that you get some treatment on this."
Scarlett revealed in July that she may have the cells removed as she had to take a smear test every six months instead of three years due to the abnormality.
The former 'Gogglebox' star underwent the procedure – which involves using a thin wire loop to remove the cells – and is now sharing her experience to help other women understand the treatment.
She continued: "They get an electric loop wire and remove all those nasty pre-cancerous cells ... and I'm quite an anxious person and when I was looking for information on this I found a little bit online ... and on YouTube it was all weird stuff so I thought I'll do a video.
"This sounds so scary and I'm not going to lie to you, because it was the unknown and I hadn't heard anyone talk about this, I was so nervous. I cried, cried some more, literally cried so much."
Scarlett is now waiting for the result of her biopsy to discover if the cells are cancerous but is hoping the results are all clear.
She said: "It's weird because you sort of fear the unknown. They took a biopsy, took all the abnormal cells out so fingers crossed all comes back well with that."