The 26-year-old TV presenter is encouraging women to have their cervix checked for cancerous cells after she delayed her test for a year.
Speaking on her Instagram Story, she said: “It’s very rare I get serious but I don’t see it talked about enough. Girls, if you haven’t done already, go and get your smear test. I know it seems butters and uncomfortable and awkward but it’s not that bad and it’s so important. I’ve just had to get my second one because I left it a year for my second check-up. You’ve just got to check on these things.”
Maya went to the doctors a year after her second check-up was due, where the doctor discovered abnormal cells on her cervix which will now have to be monitored to ensure they don’t become cancerous.
She explained: “Obviously, as some of you know I find it hard to be serious about anything but I might as well tell you what’s going on because I’m getting so many messages from loads of people saying, “I’ve been putting it off…there’s these things – I’m not a doctor, probably not the right terminology – but I think they’re called “cins” (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia), and he thinks I have cin two.
“So the first one is fine, [with] cin two you have cells that you need to monitor and then the third is cancerous stuff or will become cancerous. So when I went today, he took a biopsy, so like a little bit inside of me, and that’ll get sent off and I’ll find out.”
The ‘Don’t Hate The Playaz’ star also reassured women who may be nervous about the intimate appointment by talking them through the process to help them feel more comfortable about getting it done.
She added: “You basically have to monitor these things and it’s better you catch it sooner rather than later so it doesn’t go into something else.
“Just get checked, don’t put it off, it’s minor. They’re professional doctors, they’ve seen a million fannies, they’re not going to be shocked by any. I know that’s a weird thought because I always thought like, ‘Oh my God, they’re gonna see my narn’, but it’s just minor.”