Cervical Cancer Screening

The Ticking Time Bomb of Cervical Cancer

Robert Music | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Music

We have previously undertaken research which has shown that there are so many reasons behind women not attending screening and these vary across age groups, ethnicities and socio-economic groups. Lack of time, embarrassment and not understanding what the test is for are but a few.

Is That a Needle in My Cervix? Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

This week could of gone totally the other way, I could now be sat here writing a totally different account of things. I shared two waiting rooms with lots of other women who today are facing a different reality and trying to come to terms with how they will face and get through what lies ahead for them.

The Snowball Effect: HPV

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

When it comes to HPV infection, there is a kind of snowball effect. You only need to have had sex with just one other person, who in turn may have slept with another person unknowingly carrying the HPV infection, for the contagious virus to spread.

Dying Mum 'Overwhelmed' As Strangers Help Fund Dream Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Becoming a parent is usually one of the most magical moments in a person's life, but for Annie Marston, 25, and her fiance Scott Benton, the day they ...

Worried About Your Smear? We Asked Embarrassing Questions (So You Don't Have To)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of women attending smear tests is at a 19 year low. According to charity Jo's Trust, 1.12 million women did not take up their screening inv...

Ladies, Will You 'Flip Your Lips' To Raise Awareness Of Smear Tests?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer among women in the UK, and the third most common gynaecological cancer. According to Cancer Research...

Single Dose Of HPV Vaccine 'Could Protect Against Cervical Cancer'

PA | By David Mercer, Press Association | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A single dose of the HPV vaccine could be enough to protect against infections which cause 70% of cervical cancers, new research suggests.Doctors foun...

'I Can't Remember When I Last Had A Smear Test'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Katie Price shocked her FUBAR radio show listeners on Tuesday, when she revealed that she can’t remember the last time she had a cervical screening,...

Cervical Cancer Screenings: Why Are We Putting Them Off?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

I totally get that the idea of a smear test can be horrifying and completely soul-destroying but it's one of life's uncomfortable must dos, that we have to start prioritising. Though, who actually has the time or energy to make an appointment?

Older Single Women: In Cervical Screening and More, We're the Forgotten Celibates

Paula Coston | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I should celebrate being single as a mature, happy life preference, and yet here I am, nearly 60, still explaining myself; so my subconscious clearly isn't celebrating, is it? And why? Because too many experiences in my life, like that smear test, exacerbate my self-image of social misfit: of being somehow lesser, if not outright forgotten.

Missing Smear Tests Kills - But Are We Just Too Busy?

Caroline Thain | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

The research, commissioned by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, shows a third of those aged between 25 and 29 don't take up their 'invitations'. And the older group (60-64) waits an average of three years to get checked. Yet the procedure can prevent around 75 percent of cervical cancer cases by detecting abnormal pre-cancer cells, according to the NHS.

My Roller Coaster Ride With Cancer

Charlotte Brierley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Brierley

On 15 May at 7pm in my office in the City of London, I took a call which shifted my universe. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and told I would have to undergo surgery which may or may not leave me infertile and possibly have chemo-radiation after that.

Schoolgirls Denied Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine On Religious Grounds

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolgirls are being denied a potentially life-saving cervical cancer jab at their schools on the grounds of religion. Some schools in England hav...

Jade Goody Effect: 400,000 Extra Cervical Cancer Screenings Booked

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Three years after the death of reality TV star Jade Goody, a new study has revealed that her battle with cervical cancer prompted 400,000 British wome...

'Jade Goody Effect' On Cervical Cancer Awareness Wears Off

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The spike in women having cervical smear tests following Jade Goody's death from the disease, has almost been reversed just three years after she pass...

Smear Tests Raise Cervical Cancer Survival Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who go for regular smear tests are much more likely to survive cervical cancer than those who fail to attend appointments, new research has foun...

One in Five Women Still Avoid Cervical Screening

Rachel Preece | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK
Rachel Preece

A quarter of a million women worldwide will have died of cervical cancer by the time 2011 draws to a close. That's roughly one death every two minutes. Of those, around 900 are British women - and sadly, many of these deaths could have been prevented by a simple cervical screening.