Cervical Screening Saves Lives
Cervical screening, or the "smear test", is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but for catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervicial cancer kills 2 women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it's so important you attend your screening when invited.
The nurses who deliver cervical screenings are rained to do all they can to put you at ease during your appointment. They can answer any questions or concerns you may have. However, whether you attend your screening or not, is ultimately your choice.
If you're due to have a cervical screening, you'll receive an invite letter inn the post. Don't ignore it, book your cervical screening appointment with your GP practice today.