Cervical screening is not a test for
cancer. It is a method of preventing
cancer by detecting and treating early
abnormalities, which, if left untreated
could lead to cancer in a woman’s cervix
(the neck of the womb).
Early detection and treatment can
prevent 75% of cancers developing, but
like other screening tests, it is not
perfect. It may not always detect early
cell changes that could lead to cancer.
Cervical screening is offered to women
at 3-yearly intervals between the ages
of 25 and 49, and 5-yearly intervals
between the ages of 50 and 65. All the
Nurses at the Practice are qualified in
taking cervical screening samples, and
all attend regular updates.
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