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Cervical Cytology - Smear Tests

What is Cervical Screening 
  • Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.
  • It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer.
  • All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.
  • During the screening appointment, a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix.
  • The sample is checked for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause changes to the cells of your cervix. These are called "high risk" types of HPV.
  • If these types of HPV are not found, you do not need any further tests.
  • If these types of HPV are found, the sample is then checked for any changes in the cells of your cervix. These can then be treated before they get a chance to turn into cervical cancer.
  • You'll get your results by letter, usually in about 2 weeks. It will explain what happens next
Booking a Smear Test 
To book a Cervical Smear Test with us, call us and we will be happy to book you in for an appointment with a Nurse. 

In order to ensure that your smear test is effective, please follow the following guidance:
  • Book your smear test 10 days after your last period finishes

If you are aged 25 to 49, the NHS will offer you the test every 3 years. 

If you are aged 50 to 64, the NHS will offer you the test every 5 years.

Resources:
Having a Smear Test - Easy Guide - Click here to access the easy guide to Smear Tests information 

For more information about Cervical Smear Tests please click the link below 
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