Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

25 - 31 January 2015

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.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2015

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.

#SmearForSmear

Our new public awareness campaign, #SmearForSmear launches at 11am on Sunday 25th January. We'll be asking you to take a lipstick smear selfie and nominating your friends to do the same, allowing us to reach many more women with our prevention message. Find out more on our #SmearForSmear page and like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to get involved with the campaign.

There are lots of other 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 2014 here

Date last updated: 
02 Dec 2014