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Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35, yet screening attendance in the UK has reached a 21 year low.  

Our cervical cancer screening campaign aims encourage people to talk about screenings and increase attendance.

Why we need to talk about cervical screening:

  • Every year over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical
    cancer in the UK. That’s around 9 cases diagnosed every day

  • Cervical cancer is the 13th most common cancer in
    women in the UK

  • Cervical cancer is more common in younger women

  • 1 in 4 women don’t attend cervical screenings

  • 2 in 3 women aged 25 don’t attend their first cervical screening.

It is estimated that cervical screening in England prevents 70% of cervical cancer deaths. However, if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% could be prevented.

How you can help

48% of women don’t openly discuss cervical screenings. We need to change this. We know that talking creates action and our aim is to get more women to talk about cervical screenings.

The more we talk the greater the chance that others will attend their screenings. Early detection saves lives.


Watch the video below where Dr Neil Smith talks more about the importance of screening.