We will be supporting this years Cervical Cancer Prevention Week helping to raise awareness for the disease and help to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Throughout the week we will have a dedicated display in our waiting area with information booklets and posters. Information can also be found at www.jostrust.org.uk
We want women to know how they can reduce their risk of cervical cancer. This includes attending regular cervical screening, being symptom aware, knowing the risk factors and, if eligible, taking up the opportunity to have HPV vaccine.
Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to the UK's national cervical screening and HPV vaccination programmes, however two women lose their lives to the disease each day. Uptake of cervical screening is falling across the UK with more than one in four women not attending this potentially life- saving test when invited. This gets worse when we look at women aged 25 to 29, where one in three women do not attend and in some areas across the UK, attendance is as low as one in two among some age groups.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week provides vital opportunity to educate everyone on the disease, and to remind women that screening saves lives.
There will also be #SmearForSmear campaign during the 2018 prevention week. Please join by smearing your lipstick and sharing it on social media to raise awareness of smear tests in preventing cervical cancer. If you'd like to find out more about the campaign visit the Jostrust website
Follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and get involved using #SmearForSmear and #CCPW
Published: 8 months ago