The main theme for the Cervical Prevention Week 2020 is to “Reduce Your Risk”.
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women in under 35, with evidence showing that Smear tests prevent 75% of cervical cancers developing. Yet national screening rates are at a 20 year low with one in four women not attending their smear test when invited.
Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week we want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.
Prevention. Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help we can ensure every woman knows how they can reduce their risk of the disease and the steps they can take to look after their health.
1) Attending cervical screening when invited with your G.P.
2) Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any.
3) Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18.
4) Talking to friends and family to ensure they know how they can reduce their risk.
5) Knowing where to find support and further information.
Did you know…
That’s why its so important to attend your cervical screening when you are invited by your G.P. Remember prevention is always better than cure.
How can you get involved?
There are lots of different ways to get involved during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.
- Hold an awareness day
- Share your story – if you have been personally affected by cervical cancer or cell changes withj family and friends
- Use newsletters, the media, noticeboards and intranets to share messages about cervical cancer prevention
- Use social media: join the conversation on social media and let your followers know how cervical cancer can be prevented.
- Host a fundraising event to mark the awareness week and donate towards more research.
Need a smear test?
All cervical screening should be carried out at your registered GP’s. Please call them for further advice and information. Unfortunately our clinics do not currently offer this service but we do strongly encourage that you attend these screenings.
For further information please visit: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-cancer-prevention-week
Lets ALL work together to prevent cervical cancer and put a stop to it.