Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

24-30 January 2016

The focus of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us.

Every day in the UK 8 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme. However uptake of cervical screening is now going down year on year. Early detection is also key in increasing survival rates and so educating everyone on the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent it is key. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week provides us with an opportunity to do just that.

There are lots of ways you can get involved during the week, you could:

Also, if you're feeling a little more ambitious, you could:

  • run a stand or table with leaflets at your local hospital
  • or organise an event on behalf of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

We can provide posters and a range of materials to help support your activities. See all of our materials here, and place your order online. Alternatively, you can download a materials order form, or call our office on 020 7250 8311.

Read a review of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2015 when we launched our Smear for Smear campaign here

Date last updated: 
02 Dec 2014