Smear Test


Nathalie Gordon | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

I remember leaving the clinic wanting to throw up. No one had really explained to me what was actually going on or told me what was wrong. Perhaps they thought I knew or perhaps they thought it was best I didn't. I called my mum straight away and she began the wave of 'It will be fine's that crashed down on me for the next month.

Six No-Holds-Barred Tips To Make Your First Smear Test Less Awkward

Rachel Moss | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

If you're reading this blog congratulations, you are one step closer to opening your legs for a complete stranger and potentially saving your life... To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, here are my no-holds-barred tips for getting through your first smear.

Fact: Smear Tests DO NOT Screen for Ovarian Cancer

Fiona Munro | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

Did you know that smear tests DO NOT screen for ovarian cancer. In fact there is NO reliable screening test available for ovarian cancer!

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.

GRAPHIC IMAGE: Woman Shares Intimate Photo Of Cervix For A Very Important Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger has shared intimate photos of the abnormal cells on her cervix, in the hope that it will encourage other women to attend regular smear tests...

'Five Million Women' Are Not Up-To-Date With Their Smear Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Having a smear test could save your life, yet a new report suggests five million women in the UK are not up-to-date with their cervical screening appo...

Newlywed Dies Of Cervical Cancer After Being Told She Was 'Too Young' For Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 25-year-old has died from a rare form of cervical cancer after being told she was "too young" to have a smear test. Emma Fisk, from Selby, North ...

Mum, 21, With Terminal Cervical Cancer Wants Smear Test Age Lowered

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A young mother is campaigning for the cervical screening age to be lowered in the UK, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 21. ...

Bad Vibrations: a DIY Guide to Women's Gynae

Louise V Smith | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise V Smith

Late last year, I noticed some post-menopausal spotting. What a joke: a period at my age. Mildly curious, I went to the NHS website, which featured a middle-aged frump, hands covering her face in anguish.

The Time My Little Sister Went Viral

Vicki Lutas | Posted 22.06.2016 | 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.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week Launches With Provocative #FlipYourLips Campaign

Caroline Muhlich | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Muhlich

#FlipYourLips is a visual representation of women's health: it's provocative enough to get people talking, whilst still remaining elegant and beautiful. With the power of social media, we want #FlipYourLips to be a key reminder to go and book in for a cervical screening, and liberate girls all over the world to talk about their health openly and comfortably.

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...

How Delaying a Smear Test Nearly Left My Children Without a Mum

Joanne Critchley | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Critchley

To come to the realisation that you have cancer and that there is a chance I won't survive - that I won't see my kids grow up is overwhelming. I was also convinced the cancer would spread, that with every ache and pain the cancer had returned.

Why #SmearForSmear Selfies Aren't The Way To Beat Cervical Cancer

Rachel Moss | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

When the first #SmearForSmear selfies started popping up on my newsfeed, I couldn't help but let out a disappointed groan. For me, the suggestion that women need yet another thinly-related social media campaign to make them take their health seriously is all a bit patronising.

Have You Done Your #SmearForSmear Selfie Yet?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women (and men) across social media are being urged to share selfies with lipstick smeared on their face as part of a cervical cancer awareness campai...

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.

26-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Cervical Cancer - Should The Smear Test Age Be Lowered?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 26-year-old woman has died from cervical cancer after she was denied a smear test at the age of 24 on the grounds of being too young, her husband cl...

'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,...

This Woman's Hilarious Rap Will Convince You To Get A Cervical Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE With the worrying statistics that one quarter of women putting off their cervical smear test for fear or emb...

Cervical Cancer Did This To A Teenager Who Was Told She Was Too Young For A Smear Test (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A teenager who aspired to be a model has died from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young, her family claim. So...

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.

Women Who Don't Have Smear Tests: Mind-Boggling, Stupid and Dangerous

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

When did smear tests become something optional? Something we'd try and squeeze in if we had time? Or do more women need to die from cervical cancer before we get the message? It beggars belief that smear tests - which can help spotlight at-risk women and help prevent cervical cancer - are seen as something that isn't absolutely necessary.

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.

Smear Tests Are At A 15-Year Low

PA | PA | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low, a charity has warned. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has raised concerns about the "w...

Sex Abuse Victims Less Likely To Have Smear Tests

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who were sexually abused in childhood are less likely to attend cervical cancer screenings than other women, research suggests. The National ...