Cervical Screening

Cervical screening

Cervical screening checks the health of your cervix (the opening to the womb from your vagina). It is a test to help prevent cancer and is offered to all patients with a cervix aged 25 to 64. During the appointment, a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix and they will be tested for any changes. Detecting any abnormal changes sooner rather than later means that you can be monitored and treated before they potentially change into a cervical cancer.

For further information about cervical smears, please look at the following NHS and Gov.uk websites:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cervical-screening-professional-guidance

Contact the surgery on 01642 746800 at any time if you wish for more information about smears or wish to get booked in for an appointment.

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