This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20 – 26 June). NHS North East London is encouraging people with a cervix aged 25-64 to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters and to book an appointment at their GP practice if they missed their last one.
Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England. Yet it is one of the most preventable cancers and getting screened can help stop it before it starts. Screening checks for certain types of the HPV virus that can cause cell changes to your cervix. Cell changes are easily treated and this prevents cervical cancer.
For more information on cervical screening, click here.