Cervical Screening

Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.. 

What is Cervical Screening

by cancer-screening-team,

What is cervical screening? Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman's cervix (the neck of the womb). The first stage in…

What happens at a cervical screening appointment?

by yiannis,

Invitation for cervical screening You will receive a letter from your local Primary Care Trust or GP asking you to make an appointment for screening. You can choose whether to have it done at your GP practice or family planning clinic. Most women choose to…

Questions asked about HPV infection

by yiannis,

Questions asked about HPV infection How long might a woman have had the infection? The virus might have been present for some time before its detection. Some people come across the virus and never show its presence, developing a kind of immunity. In others it…

The aetiology of cervical cancer

by yiannis,

The realisation that a virus is primarily the cause of cervical cancer has revolutionised not only the understanding of the disease but also its management. With this in mind, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme has published this document which aims to give an up to…