Going for screening every time you’re invited is the best thing you can do to prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical screening is offered to women (and anyone with a cervix) aged between 25 and 64 years. Some people are offered screening up to the age of 70 years if results from previous screenings show there are changes that need to be monitored.
After breast cancer, cervical cancer is the most common women’s cancer in the world.
It’s normal to feel embarrassed or anxious about having such an intimate test.
But remember the nurse or GP carrying out your test will carry out cervical screening tests every day and there are things they can do to make it easier.
Did you know you can ask for a translator, female nurse or GP, or you can bring a friend or relative? You can also book a longer appointment if you need a bit more time to talk through things.
Don’t ignore your cervical screening invite when it arrives by post.
And if you missed your last appointment contact your GP to make an appointment today.
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