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Cervical Screening Saves Lives Campaign Image result for cervical screening campaign

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a major new national campaign about 'Cervical Screening Saves Lives' to increase the number of women attending for their cervical screening across England. 

Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year, and around 690 women die from the disease, which is 2 deaths per day. 

It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented. 

1 in 4 eligible women (those aged between 25 to 64) in the UK are not attending their test.   If you fall within this age bracket and have had an invite for cervical screening, then do not delay, book your appointment today!  Call reception on 01603 251600. 

This quick, simple test could be lifesaving...

What is Cervical Screening?

Cervical screening (also known as smear test, PAP test) checks the health of a cervix.  The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina. 

It is not a test for cancer - it is a test to help prevent cancer.

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.  

During the screening appointment a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix. 

The sample is tests for changes to the cells of your cervix.

Finding abnormal changes early means they can be monitored or treated so they do not get a chance to turn into cervical cancer. 

For further information, click on the link below;

Source: www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening

 
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