Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 14 June 2019 15:32

This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (10-16th June), and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is encouraging people to attend their smear test in order to prevent cervical cancer.


Cervical screening (a smear test) is a test that helps prevent cervical cancer. It identifies people who have a higher risk of developing it, so they can get the care they need. In the UK, anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 is invited for cervical screening. People aged 25 to 49 are invited every 3 years and people aged 50 to 64 are invited every 5 years. 


Around 220,000 women are diagnosed with cell changes every year in the UK following a smear test. Treatment for cell changes, given to prevent development of cervical cancer, is highly successful and 80% treated will not experience a recurrence.


For more information about how to book a cervical screening visit; or if you have any questions go to;