Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35 and every year over 3,000 women in the UK will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Cervical Cancer Facts
- Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35.
- Every year in the UK over 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
- Early detection and treatment can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers developing.
- In future most cervical cancers will be prevented by HPV vaccination, until then cervical screening is extremely important.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is a European wide initiative lead by European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA) and is supported by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
About Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They offer a range of information and support both online and face to face 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey. They also raise awareness about how cervical cancer can be prevented and campaign for best care and treatment
In the UK 20% of women do not take up their invitation for cervical screening.
In future most cervical cancers will be prevented by HPV vaccination, until then cervical screening is extremely important as early detection and treatment can prevent the majority of cervical cancers developing.
Cervical screening (smear test) is not a test to detect cervical cancer. It is used to detect changes in the skin covering the cervix (pre cancer or CIN), which could become more serious if ignored.
Cervical Screening & HPV Vaccinations available at Gynaechoice
We are committed to the continuing success of the cervical screening programme and are pleased to offer a private smear test facility and HPV vaccination at our stat-of-the-art clinic at the Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital in Southampton.
If you receive abnormal screening results or a diagnosis of cervical cancer, it is vital that your care is undertaken by an expert. Our team of gynaecologists are specialists in their field and strive towards the highest of standards of care.
For more information or to book an appointment please call 02380 273142 or visit gynaechoicev2.createclients.co.uk