Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

June 21, 2022 Cancer Care, Health and Wellness

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness on the risks of cervical cancer, and help women and people learn about how to reduce these risks and prevent the illness.

What is cervical screening?

Cervical cancer can be prevented by attending your smear test when invited. All women aged 25 to 64 are invited to regular screenings. The test is not for cancer but can most importantly can prevent cancer.

The smear test checks the health of your cervix and during the exam a sample of cells are taken to check for types of human papillomavirus (HPV). If types of HPV are found you will be called for further testing. The sample cells are checked for abnormal changes that may turn into cervical cancer.

It is very common for most people to get some type of HPV during their lives. You can get HPV from skin to skin contact of the genital area, not just penetrative sex.

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Being aware of the symptoms is another important factor in preventing Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms or the symptoms may not be obvious.

The most common symptoms of cervical cancer include:

  • vaginal bleeding that is unusual for you, including after the menopause, after sex, or between regular periods
  • changes to vaginal discharge
  • pain or discomfort during sex
  • unexplained pain in your lower back or between your hip bones (pelvis)
  • decreased appetite
  • unexplained weight loss

Cancer care services at Cavendish Homecare

A cancer diagnosis can be very tough on the individual and their family. As one of the leading providers of bespoke Cancer Care in the UK, we pride ourselves on offering superior support in a flexible way – with everything from day-to-day care to highly specialised clinical expertise.

Some of the cancer care services we offer are:

  • Flexible Support based on your needs
  • A Registered Nurse or Carer to accompany you to or from appointments
  • Someone to be on-hand during your treatment
  • Support coping with the side-effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Assistance with rehabilitation following surgery for cancer
  • Wound Care
  • Stoma Care
  • Guidance about charities and organisations who offer various forms of help

If you would like more information about our Cancer Care services, please contact one of our experts who will be happy to help.



About the Author…

Misha Zemkova

Operations Assistant

As a volunteer at North London Action for the Homeless, Misha stands out for her exceptional ability to connect with people through active listening and meaningful dialogue. With seven years of invaluable experience as a Team Leader and Key Worker for adults with diverse learning disabilities, including cerebral palsy, dementia, Down syndrome, and brain injuries, Misha brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of caring for individuals with unique needs.

Now a pivotal member of the operations team at Cavendish Homecare, Misha actively supports Nurse Managers and the Bookings team in delivering high-quality care. She has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting charity partner Cruse Bereavement through events such as the Virtual TCS London Marathon and Light up the Night.

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