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Haddenham Surgery

DR A RAHMAN

DR C ABRAHAM
DR K BRINKHURST
DR L GERZA
DR N HORN
DR A PEAKE

 Cervical Screening Awareness

  • In females in the UK, cervical cancer is the 13th most common cancer. 
  • There were around 3,200 new cases of cervical cancer in the UK in 2014, that is around 9 cases diagnosed every day. More than half (52%) of cervical cancer in the UK each year are diagnosed in females under 45 (2012 - 2014). 
  • One in 135 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer during their lifetime. 
  • Incidence rates for cervical cancer in the UK are highest in women aged 25 - 29 (2012 - 2014). 
  • One in four women don't take up their smear test invitation. 63% of women survive cervical cancer for 10 or more years (2010 - 11, England and Wales).

Cervical Screening - Early diagnosis

Cervical screening (the smear test) can identify abnormal cells before they turn into cancer. Research show that cervical screening prevents at least 2,000 cervical cancer deaths each year in the UK.  

  • Women ages 25 - 49 are invited once every 3 years. 
  • Women aged 50 - 64 will be invited once every 5 years.
  • Smear test prevent 75% of cervical cancers from developing.

Symptoms - Spotting the signs

If you notice any of these symptoms speak to your GP:

  • unusual vaginal bleeding
  • pain or discomfort during sex
  • vaginal discharge 
  • pain in the area between the hip bones (pelvis).

You probably don't have cancer.  But if you do, the sooner you are treated, the more likely you are to be cured and usually will need less treatment.

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