24-30 January 2016

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Every day in the UK 8 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme. However, uptake of cervical screening is now going down year on year. Early detection is also key in increasing survival rates and so educating everyone on the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent it is key. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week provides an opportunity to create awareness around this preventable disease. So, if you still haven’t been for a screen or know someone else who hasn’t because they’re uncomfortable with the thought of it, remind yourself and them that the momentary discomfort could help save your life…

Having regular cervical screening offers the best protection against developing cervical cancer

Cervical screening is free and you should receive your invitation to attend for regular screening from your GP surgery

Cervical screening saves 5,000 lives a year in the UK

For more information visit www.jostrust.org.uk