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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 21st-27th January

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019

Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During Cervical Cancer Prevention week, 21st to the 27th January,the aim is to help as many people as possible to know how they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.

  • 2 Women lose their lives to the disease every day
  • 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day
  • 75% of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)

How can you reduce your risk of cervical cancer?

The best ways to prevent cervical cancer are by;

  • Attending cervical screening when invited
  • Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any
  • Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18
  • Knowing where to find support and further information

For more information about cervical cancer prevention week please speak to gynaecology departments who are liaising with information services to provide additional support and inromaiton during this week. You can find informative videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRYADY1ZUg#action=share

How can you get involved?

There are lots of different ways to get involved during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

Raise awareness

  • You can order an awareness pack which is full to the brim with useful items including; leaflets, posters, factsheets and more from Jo’s cervical cancer trust.
  • Use social media: join the conversation on social media and let your followers know how cervical cancer can be prevented. Use the hash tag smear for smear.

Fundraise

  • If you want to get involved by hosting a fundraising event or make a donation please visit jostrust or email [email protected] for ideas and help getting started.

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