6 things you need to know about cervical screening

Anne Li                                         6/17/17                                        For more information please email: anne2001.li@gmail.com


It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week, so we’re giving a run-down of what you need to know about cervical screening, also known as the smear test. Cervical screening isn’t actually a test for cancer. Although it does sometimes find cervical cancers, cervical screening is a way of finding abnormal changes to cells, which could become cancerous in the future. Most people in the UK who receive an invitation for cervical screening take part. But the test can seem a bit daunting, particularly if you’ve never had it before. While it does have some possible risks, the test prevents at least 2,000 cervical cancer deaths each year in the UK. It’s completely up to the individual whether to go or not. But the answers to these 6 questions could help you decide.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/06/12/6-things-you-need-to-know-about-cervical-screening/


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