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Cervical Smear Tests

The practice nurses provide a cervical cancer screening service. See national guidelines. You will be invited to attend for a smear once you reach the age of 25 and thereafter every three years until you are 65.

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.

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NHS Choices - for further information