Cervical screening (also known as the smear test) saves around 5,000 lives every year in the UK and prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing.
Six women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every week in Scotland, so it’s really important to attend for your smear test when invited - it’s the best way to protect yourself from the disease and find any changes to your cervix early. If you have missed an appointment just call your GP practice to arrange a new one.
The earlier cervical cancer is found, the easier it is to treat and you’re nine times more likely to survive cervical cancer when it’s found at an early stage, compared to a late stage.
If you would like more information you can find it at: http://www.getcheckedearly.org/cervical-cancer