About this event
Next week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, led by the charity Jo’s Trust, raising awareness of cervical screening and encouraging women and people with a cervix to have their smear test.
Cervical screening is available from 25 years to 64 years in England and, currently, people aged 25 to 49 receive invitations every 3 years and those aged 50 to 64 receive invitations every 5 years. To help prevent cervical cancer from ever developing.
However, according to Jo’s Trust, one in three women and people with a cervix don't attend cervical screening.
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
- Vaginal bleeding that is unusual for you
- Changes to vaginal discharge
- Pain or discomfort during sex
- Pain in your lower back or pelvis
Remember: The earlier cervical cancer is found, the easier it is to treat
For more information or support, call Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust helpline on 0808 802 8000 or visit jostrust.org.uk/symptoms