It is estimated that cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives each year1 but cervical screening is at a 20-year low2, with one in four women in the UK not attending their test3.
Here in Southampton 67% of those eligible for cervical screening attended, with women aged 25-49 the least likely to attend4.
Dr Sarah Young, local GP and Clinical Lead for cancer at NHS Southampton City CCG said: “Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England5. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.
We’re supporting the ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign which has launched to highlight the benefits of screening and remind women that cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts.” Find out more.Read Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts…