Aged just 32, Tara Millar was living a dream life.  

Working as a photographer on cruise ships, she was travelling the world and soaking up all the incredible experiences that came along with her job. 

She would spend six months working and then return home for two months to catch up with friends and family. 

But her life came crashing down when she experienced irregular bleeding while travelling through Asia. 

“I told some of my friends and they said it was most likely fibroids,” says Tara, from Whiteabbey. 

But that’s exactly what it was.  

Read Tara’s full story and what happened to her when she missed a smear test in this month’s Local Women Magazine – available to buy now or download from the website.