Monthly Archives: June 2018

Barlby Surgery: Cervical Cancer Awareness Day

Barlby Surgery are hosting a Cervical Cancer Awareness Event all day on Wednesday 11 July 2018 10.00am – 4.00pm. Poster for the event can be found below.

Join us at the practice to learn more about cervical cancer and how you can get advice and support, chat to one of our friendly nurses and book your free cervical cancer screening.

The aim of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the condition.

Since the screening programme was introduced in the 1980s, the number of cervical cancer cases has decreased by about 7% each year.

All women who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening:

  • aged 25 to 49 – every 3 years
  • aged 50 to 64 – every 5 years
  • over 65 – only women who haven’t been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests

Being screened regularly means any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing.

To learn more about Cervical screening, visit the NHS conditions website >>