Singer LeAnn Rimes revealed on Instagram that she had a minor surgery to remove precancerous cells from her cervix after an abnormal pap smear. The 41-year-old posted two photos of herself enjoying the sun in a forest, and shared her health journey with her fans.
She decided to have a LEEP procedure, which uses a heated wire loop to remove the abnormal tissue from the cervix. She chose to be put under anesthesia for the surgery, saying that she had enough trauma in her life and that she wanted to be comfortable and mentally well.
LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About Cervical Dysplasia Diagnosis
LeAnn Rimes said that she had been having abnormal pap smears since she was 17, and that her doctors had been monitoring any cellular changes in her cervix. A few months ago, she had another pap smear and a colposcopy, which confirmed that she had high-grade cervical dysplasia. A condition that can lead to cervical cancer if left untreated.
She said that she was always open about her health challenges, such as psoriasis, vocal hemorrhage, and mental health. LeAnn Rimes wanted to raise awareness about women’s wellness and the importance of annual screenings and early detection. She urged her female followers to not delay their pap smears, and her male followers to get their annual physicals.
LeAnn Rimes is a two-time Grammy Award winner and an Academy of Country Music Award winner. She is best known for her songs “How Do I Live”, “Can’t Fight the Moonlight”, and “Blue”. She is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, and has two stepsons.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, cervical cancer is mainly caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Anyone with a cervix over the age of 30 is at risk for this type of cancer. The CDC also reports that in the early stages of cervical cancer, there usually aren’t any symptoms. Annual screenings and early detection can be lifesaving.