A woman in a wheelchair outside on a path.
17
January 2022

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Community events
Various
Monday 17th January, 2022 to Sunday 23rd January, 2022

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:

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.

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