Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by raising awareness of the importance of cervical screening.

Cervical screening is the best protection against cervical cancer, but it isn’t always an easy test. Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns have made it even harder for many.

Research by the Jo’s Trust charity has found that one in 10 (9%) say they definitely wouldn’t attend cervical screening (sometimes called smear tests) currently and 22% are feeling less likely to attend.

While screening services continue across most the country, in some areas practices are unable to carry out cervical screening, or may have fewer appointments available.

Jo’s Trust have put together useful information on both cervical screening and the symptoms of cervical cancer.

Gwynne has also signed a parliamentary motion, in the name of Dr Lisa Cameron MP, raising awareness of this important week.

Andrew Gwynne said:

“Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is really important in raising awareness of cervical screening and the symptoms of cervical cancer.

 

“Although they smear tests aren’t easy – particularly this year where there have been more problems accessing them than usual – they  can be life-saving.

 

“I’d encourage all constituents to take a look at the really helpful guidance that Jo’s Trust have produced, and to share it with friends and family.”

More information on cervical cancer is available on the Jo’s Trust website.

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