Cervical screening - have you had yours?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week Monday 21 to Sunday 27 January 2019.

If you could reduce your risk of getting cervical cancer would you? Well the good news is that you can... Cervical cancer is largely preventable if you are screened regularly (every 3-5 years). 

All women aged 25 to 64 who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening. The test saves 5,000 lives a year in the UK, it takes only a few minutes but the impact of cervical cancer can last a lifetime. 

During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week we want as many people as possible to know that they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.

Book an appointment to have your screening with a nurse or doctor at your GP practice today. Appointments are available 8am to 8pm, seven days a week across North West London.

Research shows that 1 in 3 women don't go for their screening because they are embarrassed. Please don't be, this test could quite literally save your life. 

Have a watch of the video below as practice nurse Vanessa shares the facts...