Smear Tests

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.

Screenings 'Give False Reassurance' To Women Concerned About Ovarian Cancer

PA | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of women incorrectly believe that smear tests can detect ovarian cancer, a charity has warned. Target Ovarian Cancer said that a poll o...

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 ...

1,000 Women Told Smear Tests May Have Been Botched

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

About 1,000 women have been called back to a North East surgery to have repeat smear tests amid concerns that tests taken over the past 24 years were ...

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...