About this event
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Did you know Cervical Cancer can be prevented? We want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce the risk of disease and to educate others.
We want to ensure all women and people with a cervix know how cervical cancer can be prevented. This means:
- 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
- Knowing where to find support and further information
Issues with access to cervical screening uncovered
Research by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust shows that women with physical disabilities who want to be tested often can’t access services. While there are examples of good care, some women say they can’t get their wheelchair through the door of the GP surgery, while others have been told equipment such as hoists or adjustable beds are not available to them and many have faced stigma and misconceptions.
To find out more about this issue, including your right to access cervical screening tests, please read our news article ‘Breaking down barriers to cervical screening’ using the button below.