Women urged to avail of free cervical screening

Women urged to avail of free cervical screening

Women urged to avail of free cervical screening

In support of European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which runs from January 23rd to 29th, CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme is encouraging all women aged 25 to 60 have a free smear test. A smear test only takes a few minutes and it is the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix. The earlier cell changes are found, the easier they are to treat. There is a choice of over 4,150 male and female GPs, doctors and practice nurses nationwide - and it's free.

Maeve Cusack, Head of Screening Promotion at the National Cancer Screening Service said: "CervicalCheck is delighted to support European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. As cervical cancer is a preventable disease, we encourage all women aged 25 to 60 to take a few minutes out of their busy day to look after their health and have a free smear test. To celebrate European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, CervicalCheck is hosting a number of information sessions. Any woman who would like to learn more about cervical screening and the benefits of a regular smear test is invited to attend. For details of all events see the ‘News & Events' section of www.cervicalcheck.ie".

To arrange a smear test you can contact a registered smeartaker of your choice to make an appointment. Thousands of GPs, practice nurses, Women's Health, Family Planning and Well Woman Clinics all over Ireland are registered. For details of all registered GPs, doctors and practice nurses you can call CervicalCheck on 1800 45 45 55 or visit www.cervicalcheck.ie.