“Miss, erm, oh this is a weird one” I’m in the doctor’s waiting room. I then hear the doctor nervously call out a strange
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.
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.
Did you know that smear tests DO NOT screen for ovarian cancer. In fact there is NO reliable screening test available for ovarian cancer!
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.
A blogger has shared intimate photos of the abnormal cells on her cervix, in the hope that it will encourage other women
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
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
A young mother is campaigning for the cervical screening age to be lowered in the UK, after she was diagnosed with terminal
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.