Cervical cancer prevention week 20-26th January 2020

on Monday, 06 January 2020. Posted in blog

Cervical cancer prevention week 20-26th January 2020

Jo's Trust are promoting Cervical cancer awareness week from 20-26th January 2020 and we think this is really key to helping reduce this disease.

It is really important to be screened for cervical cancer and -, you should receive an invite from your GP ever three years but you should also request a screening if you have concerns at another time.

Symptoms of cervical cancer can include but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal bleeding: during or after sexual intercourse, or between periods
  • Post menopausal bleeding: if you are not on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or have stopped it for six weeks or more
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Lower back pain.

 

We want to ensure all women and people with a cervix know how cervical cancer can be prevented. This means:

2
Women lose their lives to the disease every day
9
women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day
75%
of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)
2
Women lose their lives to the disease every day
9
women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day
75%
of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)

Making time for your health

At Southdowns we believe that giving our patients time to discuss their health is a critical factor in good health.

Our consultations are unhurried, allowing us to fully explore your concerns and talk through any issues you want to discuss.

Patient Confidentiality

We do not share any information about our clients with anyone else, unless you give expressed permission. Unlike the NHS we operate an “opt-in” policy regarding data sharing, meaning that unless told otherwise we will not share your details with any third parties.