This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (14-20 June), an annual event that aims to highlight the importance of attending for regular cervical screening when invited.
Cervical screening looks for HPV, if your cells are normal you will have 3 yearly regular screening up to the age of 50 and then every 5 years after this up to the age of 64.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, Sue Manuel, Nurse Colposcopist at Liverpool Women’s Hospital urges you to attend for cervical screening when invited. Screening allows for early cell changes to be detected that need to be monitored or treated. If this is the case you will be referred to the specialist team here at Liverpool Women’s.
If you are frightened please speak with your GP or nurse practitioner, you can also visit Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust website for lots of helpful information.
Please go for your smear, cervical cancer really is preventable.