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