Cervical Screening

Why Are Women NOT Having Smear Tests?

Leonie Eastwood | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leonie Eastwood

The smear test itself didn't take long and wasn't particularly uncomfortable. Instead of the cold metal pieces of equipment that were used up until recently, my doctor showed me the speculum - a disposable plastic tool used to carry out the test - and urged me to stay relaxed.

The Time My Little Sister Went Viral

Vicki Lutas | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

Well, sort of.​ With over 4000 shares and likes combined, that's pretty viral by normal, non-Miley-Cyrus-person standards. What was it for? Well, given that she's performed in the West End, worked at Hollyoaks, and sung live on GMTV with our band, it's only fitting she went viral for... err, smear tests.

Women Over 50 Urged Not To Ignore Cervical Screening

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts have called for NHS screening for cervical cancer to be rolled out to women over 64 after research found one in five new cases is diagn...

Why We Shouldn't Lower the Age For Cervical Screening

Anita Mitra | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Mitra

Cervical screening, based around 'The smear test' has been around since the 80's and is not aimed at diagnosing cancer, but at detecting abnormal cells that may turn into cancer in the future. These cells can then be removed, and the screening program has been shown to reduce cases of cervical cancer by 75% in this country. Not all abnormal cells need removing; the younger the woman and the milder the changes, and the more likely they are to spontaneously regress with time. The reason for this is due to the natural history of the human papilloma virus (HPV), which we know to be the causative agent of cervical cancer.

Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

Jade Lane | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Lane

An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.

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...