Cervical Screening Awareness Week is here
Here at Attwaters Accidents we are joining in with ‘Cervical Screening Awareness Week‘.
Join us this week to raise awareness of cervical screening (smear tests).
Cervical screening is a free health test that helps prevent cervical cancer. It checks for a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) and, if you have HPV, cervical cell changes (abnormal cells). HPV is a very common virus and most people will get it at some point.
There is more information about HPV on the NHS’ website: Human papillomavirus (HPV) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust offers the following information about:
- your cervical screening appointment >
- cervical screening results >
- tips to make cervical screening better for you >
What is cervical screening?
Cervical screening is a free health test available on the NHS as part of the national cervical screening programme. It helps prevent cervical cancer by checking for a virus called high-risk HPV and cervical cell changes. It is not a test for cancer.
It is your choice whether to go for cervical screening. We hope this information helps you make the best decision for you and your health.
If you have symptoms, contact your GP surgery about having an examination. Cervical screening is not for people who have symptoms.
Cervical screening may be straight forward, but it can present multiple, complex issues for some patients. Everyone has different needs and practice can be adjusted to properly support these accordingly.
Following a screening you will receive your results and an explanation of what these mean. If high-risk HPV is found you may require some further tests and treatment. With prompt action treatment is usually successful. Unfortunately, this sometimes does not happen, and Attwaters Accidents are here to help when things do not go as they should.
If you are concerned about a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis or any type of medical negligence, please contact us and we would be happy to provide you with advice going forward.