Cervical Screening Awareness Week 19th – 24th June
Cervical Screening Awareness week is an annual event which aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.
Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease.
Regular cervical screening appointments can prevent up to 75% of instances of cervical cancer, saving 5000 lives per year.
Despite this, many women are reluctant to have this test done with a quarter of women not responding to their screening invitation.
So, if you’re reading this and haven’t taken up the invitation for free cervical screening why not ring your GP practice for an appointment.
Prevention is always better than cure.