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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week – Screening saves lives

posted by: Susan Mills

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is an annual campaign organised by Jo’s Trust, a leading cervical cancer charity in the UK. It aims to raise awareness, and ultimately increase uptake and coverage, of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

Have you been invited for your cervical screening? Put your health at the top of your to- do list and book your appointment as soon as you can. Screening saves lives. Please don’t wait.

It’s important that you attend your cervical screening when invited. If you missed your last cervical screening, book an appointment with your GP practice now – it is not too late.

Or there are drop-in clinics at RD&E, Clinic 2, Centre for women’s health, Exeter EX2 5DW and the Ladywell unit at North Devon District Hospital, EX31 4JB on Tuesdays 5.30 – 7.30pm. Please note these are on a first come basis.

You can also book smear tests at our Torbay Sexual Health Clinic at Castle Circus Health Centre in Torquay, as a standalone test or as part of an examination for any other sexual health condition.

We understand that some people may feel nervous regards their smear test and this video will help to explain more about what to expect:

This Cervical Screening Awareness Week, Jos Cervical Cancer Trust is also sharing different experiences from women and other people with a cervix: screening after giving birth, after menopause, after transitioning, after receiving the first invitation, and after being refused it altogether. They’ll also be sharing information, tips and support on how to make attending your screening a little bit easier.

Join the conversation on social media and use the hashtag #LetsTalkScreening 

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