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Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2018

Every eligible woman and person with a cervix should have the opportunity to attend cervical screening.

11 JUN 2018 - 00:00 to 17 JUN 2018 - 23:59

Cervical Screening Awareness Week is an annual event running from 11th to 17th June 2018. The week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.

A smear test can detect cells that could turn into cancer. The five minute test is the best way to protect women from the disease and save lives.

  • Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35.
  • In Scotland the Cervical cancer incidence rates are significantly higher than the UK.
  • 6 women on average, are diagnosed with cervical cancer every week in Scotland.


All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are offered a smear test every three years while those aged 50 to 64 are invited every five years.

Visit our Website to find out about Cervical Screening.

Cervical Screening Awareness week aims to encourage all women to have regular cervical screening as well as to provide information and reassurance around any fears or embarrassment that women may have concerning taking the test.

Visit Jo's Trust for information about the Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2018.