Every day eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three die from the disease. Yet cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to the NHS cervical screening programme and HPV vaccination programme. In the UK 22% of UK women do not attend their cervical screening (smear test) invitation.
This short film entitled 'Your Guide to Cervical Screening (smear test)' aims to give you more information about smear tests: what the test is for and what will happen during the test. It also has information on Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a virus which is the main cause of cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
'Your Guide to Cervical Screening' was made with input from focus groups of women from across the Midlands, a professional Reference Development Research Group made up of experts in screening and local community groups, and features real women and new animation custom created specifically for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.
Please share this film with your community and help us raise awareness that smear tests save lives (#SmearTestsSaveLives)