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Posted by Robert Music, Chief Executive, 2:15 pm
The cervical screening (smear test) programme is changing.
Posted by Imogen Pinnell, Health Information Manager, 10:00 am
Please be aware that this blog contains content that may be distressing to read.
Posted by Jill Fozzard, Nurse Colposcopist, 10:30 am
Around 220,000 women a year are diagnosed with a cervical abnormality.
Posted by Meghan Herring, Support Services Officer, 9:30 am
This blog was originally written for the LGBT Foundation
Posted by Kate Sanger, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, 9:30 am
There are many reasons which can make attending smear tests difficult. Things such as fear, embarrassment, anxiety and a previous bad experience can all mean even taking the first step to book an appointment can be hard.
Posted by Rebecca Shoosmith, Head of Support Services, 1:15 pm
A Jo’s survey in 2008 overwhelmingly showed that 98% women with cervical cancer wanted more person to person support and that their preferred choice of services were a
Posted by Imogen Pinnell, Health Information Manager, 9:00 am
If you have had a bad experience at a smear test, it can understandably have a negative impact on how you feel about going for a test in the future.
Posted by Imogen Pinnell, Health Information Manager, 12:00 pm
While smear tests are not enjoyable, for many women they’re over in a few minutes and they can continue with their day, knowing that the job’s been ticked off.
Posted by Lynn Buckley, Macmillan Gynae-oncology CNS & Psychosexual Therapist, 5:00 pm
To be able to enjoy sex and intimacy, lots of things need to work together.
Posted by Imogen Pinnell, Health Information Manager, 10:15 am
For a lot of people, it’s a five minute appointment that may be slightly uncomfortable and embarrassing, but is over and done with quickly. But for others, smear tests aren’t just uncomfortable – they hurt and some women find them extremely...Read more