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Let’s talk about it… sometimes smear tests are painful

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

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 painful.

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Let’s talk about it…smear tests after experiencing sexual violence

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

As part of our new blog series "Let's talk about it" Louise Cadman, Research Nurse Consultant at Queen Mary University of London and on the Management Committee of the My Body Back Project, addresses some of the issues around having a smear test after experiencing sexual violence (***Trigger...

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Our commitments by 2022

Categories: cervical cancer | prevention | campaign | support | Chief Executive blog

Looking into the New Year, there is lots to look forward to and focus on. We are committed to working harder and shouting louder than ever before and we are better placed than ever to do this with a growing team, a rising income, a greater reputation and more partners than ever before.

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Friends, who needs them?

Categories: cervical cancer | support

Well, we do. A cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment and life beyond can certainly have some uplifting moments but girl those downward turns can really dig their nails into you!

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"It begins to feel good to help others, to be the supporter not the supportee"

Categories: support | Volunteering | cervical cancer

Volunteering is a powerful tool. It can be a valuable resource, contribute to recovery or rehabilitation and satisfy a wide range of needs.

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"I met great people and made new friends thanks to this brilliant event"

Categories: cervical cancer | support

Catherine Cooke tells us about her experience of Let's Meet and why she's attending this year again.

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What is HPV testing all about?

Categories: HPV | cervical screening | Scotland | prevention | Policy

Today the NHS in Scotland has announced that it will be introducing HPV testing as the primary method for cervical screening from 2019, but what does this actually mean and how will it save lives?

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Over 4,000 miles and 9,000 conversations later...

Categories: campaign | awareness | prevention

We are extremely proud to say that not only have we achieved our goal for the Roadshow, but we have far surpassed it. 

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Our Reaction To The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2016

Categories: cervical cancer | Policy | Research

Last Friday the results of the annual National Cancer Patient Experience Survey were released.

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The HPV Vaccine – my thoughts on the JCVI’s announcement on extending it to boys

Categories: HPV | Chief Executive blog | Policy | Vaccination

Wednesday’s (19th July) announcement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was disappointing.

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