Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

8th – 14th March 2021

Sam Calder, Medicus Lead Nurse says “we are here to help and support, please attend our clinics for a smear test, we have dedicated Saturday morning slots at Carlton House – it only takes 5 minutes, and it might save your life”

  • Cervical cancer accounts for 2% of all new cancer diagnosis in women, which equates to over 3000 cases each year.
  •  .Women aged 30-34 are the most commonly effected age group.
  • 8% of cervical cancer can be prevented and having regular cervical smears is an important part of this.
  • Cervical Smears detect early changes to the cervix which could become cancer – allowing it to be treated before cancer develops.
  • The HPV only protects against 70% of cases of cervical cancer – so cervical screening is still important if you have had the jab.
  • Smears are normally every 3 years for women aged 25 to 49 and every 5 years for women age 50 to 64.

If you think you may be due a smear test please contact your GP today who can confirm if you are and book you in!


If you would like to find out more information about Cervical smears then there is a short video here or more information is available on the NHS website here.



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