The theme for 2018 is “Reduce your risk” with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust leading the awareness campaign.
Each year, over 2800 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 years of age and the 12th most common cancer among women in the UK. Overall 2 out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in women are cervical cancers. Survival is around 78% five years after diagnosis.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is raising awareness about the steps women can take to look after their health:
- Attending cervical screening when invited
- Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any
- Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18
- Talking to friends and family to ensure they know how they can reduce their risk
- Knowing where to find support and further
75% of cervical cancers are prevented by screenings, which is why it’s so important you attend and to encourage your friends and family to do the same.
If you’re 25-49 you should receive a letter confirming when your screening appointment is due. If you haven’t yet received anything and think you may be overdue for a screening, please contact your GP for appointment – it could save your life.
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