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Our new cervical screening information for trans men and/or non-binary people with a cervix

Categories: cervical screening; LGBT

Accessing cervical screening can be difficult for many people. This can be exacerbated for trans men and/or non-binary people with a cervix who face many barriers to accessing routine cervical screening, as well as discrimination because of their gender identity.

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Impact of COVID-19 on cervical screening

Categories: cervical screening; coronavirus

To further our work in understanding the impact of COVID-19 on cervical screening, we conducted an online survey of 2,000 women aged 25-64 living in England and spoke to an additional 22 through one to one interviews and focus groups. Carried out during June and July 2020, we asked those taking...

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Tips for people starting cervical cancer treatment, from people who have finished theirs

Categories: cervical cancer

Treatment for cervical cancer depends on lots of things including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, and the general health and preferences of the person affected. Going through treatment can be really difficult.

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Our smear test stories: the Jo's team share their experiences

Categories: cervical screening

Everyone's experience of cervical screening (smear tests) is different and the Jo's team are no exception! We spend our working days talking about smear tests, creating information, sharing the facts and supporting people with concerns. However, this doesn't mean we all find the test easy.

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Why can't I get a smear test?

Categories: cervical screening

If you’ve been invited for cervical screening (a smear test) but can’t get an appointment, you’re probably wondering what’s going on.

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What does cancer treatment look like right now? A view from a CNS

Categories: cervical cancer; coronavirus

At the Christie Hospital in Manchester, staff tried to keep things as normal as possible for their patients when the

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Bleeding after a smear test: is it normal and why does it happen?

Categories: cervical screening

If you experience bleeding after your cervical screening (smear test), we know that it can be alarming, especially if it’s your first test.

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It's our birthday! 20 years of Jo's in 20 facts

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What to expect when going for cervical screening

Categories: cervical screening | coronavirus

One common question we are asked is what to expect when going for cervical screening at the moment. We’ve spoken with Jenny, Debra and Tracey who are all nurses about what their GP practice is doing, to give you an idea of the measures that you could see and help you to prepare any questions....

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Making your mind up about screening when things are difficult

Categories: cervical screening; coronavirus

Our Helpliner, Hannah, shares some of the common conversations she’s having with people right now and some of the guidance she shares with callers. This is part of our “How it works now” series, aiming to help you navigate how our healthcare system works at the moment.

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