Friday, 11 February 2022

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (17th-23rd January)

  We’re supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week | 17th-23rd January | 

Did you know, one in three women and people with a cervix don't attend cervical screening? We want to change that. It’s a test which saves lives, but it’s not always easy. 

During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week we want to share where you can find tips and support. Did you know there are lots of ways to make the test more comfortable?

You can…

  • Ask to book a longer or double appointment
  • Ask for a smaller speculum
  • Put the speculum in yourself

There are lots more tips you can read on the Jo’s website 

However, cervical cancer prevention doesn't stop at screening. 220,000 women and people with a cervix every year are told they have cervical cell changes after their screening, and many more are given a HPV diagnosis. Most people don’t know anything about this before it happens to them, and it can make for a very hard time. 

We want everyone to have the information and support they need. Why not join in the campaign and share your experience, tips and facts, to help others know they aren't alone if they get an unexpected result.

Get involved:

  • Find out about cervical screening
  • Read information about different results from cervical screening
  • Read stories from women who have had cervical cell changes
  • Join the campaign on social media using #CervicalCancerPreventionWeek

To book an appointment for a smear test or if you are concerned about any signs or symptoms, please contact the surgery on 0151 944 1066.


Information take from Jo's Trust