Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (17-23 January)

Updated: Jan 17


This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Having a cervical screening (smear test) can stop cervical cancer from ever developing. The earlier cervical cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.


Join us to raise awareness of cervical screening.


One in three women and people with a cervix don't attend cervical screening and we want to change that. However cervical cancer prevention doesn't stop at screening. 220,000 women and people with a cervix every year are told they have cervical cell changes after their screening, and many more are given a HPV diagnosis. This can mean more tests and treatments, and for some it can be incredibly hard time.


We want everyone to have the information and support they need. So we want you to join us and share tips, facts, and most importantly help others know they aren't alone -


Follow:

@JoTrust or your local Training Hub on Twitter to read and share useful information and facts.


Or share any information and advice you have on social media!


Visit the Jo Trust website here: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/


Information for Primary Care professionals:


Sample takers and non-clinical primary care staff play an important role in ensuring eligible women and people with a cervix can make an informed decision about whether to attend cervical screening.


Cervical screening may be straight forward, but it can present multiple, complex issues for some patients. Everyone has different needs and practice can be adjusted to properly support those needs.


See more information for professionals here: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/professionals/cervical-screening


Join the webinar: Cervical Cancer Awareness Virtual Education Session for Health Care Professionals working in Primary Care across Kent and Medway.


Thursday 20thth January 1-2pm or 7-8pm


The session will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will be accessible via any device connected to the internet. Both sessions will be the same and you only need to join one.


The session will cover an overview of cervical cancer Screening, The HPV vaccination, Predisposing risk factors, Signs and symptoms, Suspected cancer referral and support for diagnosis.


Please use the link to register:


1pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/239062541497

7pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/239057887577

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