Cervical cancer

 
Cervical cancer is one of the few preventable cancers, because screening picks up pre-cancerous changes.

The test, used to detect abnormal cells on the cervix, prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers. Cancer Research UK scientists estimate that the programme saves more than 4,500 lives in England annually.
  • Women aged 25 to 49 should attend a cervical cancer screening every three years.
  • Women aged 50 to 64 should attend a cervical cancer screening every five years.

You should be invited to attend your screening; if you have not please contact your GP for details.

 Further information

​To speak to someone over the phone call Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on 020 7936 7498 or go to the NHS Cervical Screening Programme website.

 Cervical smear test video