A smear test could save your life.
Smear tests, or cervical screening as you might often hear it referred to by your nurse or doctor, is the term used to describe the way in which we check for any abnormal cells in your cervix (which is the neck of your womb).
If changes are found, they can be quickly treated to ensure they don’t turn into anything more serious like cervical cancer. This test is vitally important because regular tests can significantly reduce your chance of getting cervical cancer.
- It’s private and you won’t be rushed.
- It need only take a few minutes.
- You can ask for a female doctor or a nurse.
- We offer the test to all women aged between 25 and 64.
- You will be treated with dignity and respect.
You can find out more about your smear test here
The NHS has also designed some leaflets to ensure that women are told what screening can and cannot achieve, the leaflet includes an explanation about false positive and false negative results.
This leaflet can be downloaded in large print or in other languages here
Some frequently asked questions (FAQs) can also be be found here