Cervical Smear Tests
The practice nurses provide a cervical cancer screening service. As a result of this national campaign, the number of deaths from cervical cancer has been falling in recent years. Women aged 25- 50 are recommended to have a smear every 3 years and from 50-65 every 5 years.
The test involves the nurse doing a vaginal examination and taking a sample of the cells on the surface of the neck of the womb (the cervix). The sample is then examined under the microscope at the lab.
The aim is to look for and identify cancer warning cells. If these are found then treatment can be organised to prevent cervical cancer ever developing.
To have your smear simply book an appointment with the practice nurses.