January 2022

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Community events
Monday 17th January, 2022 to Sunday 23rd January, 2022

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

Contact details

For more information or support, call Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust helpline on 0808 802 8000 or visit jostrust.org.uk/symptoms