It is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of attending for regular smear tests when you are invited by your doctor. Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting women under 35 years old – and there are around 3000 new cases in the UK each year. But it is potentially preventable if cell changes are caught early with a smear test.
Perhaps the thought is embarrassing? Or you are worried about discomfort? Just remember a smear test could save your life and catch cancer before it happens. More info is available from
Still unsure why you should attend your smear test? Ask your pharmacist, nurse or GP for advice. Don’t risk missing the opportunity to prevent yourself getting seriously ill.