Cervical cancer is extremely common , with more than 3,000 new cases each year in the UK. Despite the alarming numbers, 99.8% of these cases are estimated to be preventable if detected early.
Cervical cancer can affect women of all ages but primarily affect women 30 – 45 years of age. Cervical screenings are free health tests offered to women between the age of 25 and 64 to prevent cervical cancer. In the UK, almost 1 in 4 women do not attend their cervical screening appointments. It is important to attend your cervical screening when you are invited, as it plays a vital role in detecting cervical changes early and preventing cervical cancer.
Leading UK private gynaecology and urogynaecology practice , London Women’s Centre , have produced an informative infographic explaining the most effective ways to prevent cervical cancer.