Less than 80% of women are getting their regular smear test done. Can you believe that? Everyone with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.
It’s not a test for cancer, it’s a test to help prevent cancer, to check the health of your cervix, which is the opening to your womb, from the vagina.
The sample is sent to the lab to check for “high risk” types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause changes to the cells of your cervix , that could turn into cancer in the future.
Healthy women make stronger women – please don’t worry what your nether regions look like – they are like buses, once you’ve seen one – they all look the same!
We are here to support you through this so please ask for a chaperone if you would like one.
You can find more information on smear tests here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/