Appointments are being offered for the latest cervical screening clinic at Lewes Victoria Hospital.
Cervical screening nurse consultant Jenny Greenfield says,
"Attending screening regularly means that any abnormal changes in the cervix can be identified early on and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing.
It is estimated that early detection and treatment can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers from progressing.
In the UK, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 35 (after breast cancer).
About 2,800 women are diagnosed with the disease each year."
The next clinics are on:
19th Oct 6pm-8pm Lewes Victoria
16th Nov 6pm-8pm Lewes Victoria
14th Dec 6pm-8pm Lewes Victoria
Anyone woman aged 25-64 who missed their last screening – also called a smear test – or is due to have one shortly can book an appointment by calling 01273 474153 ext 2145.
Alternatively they can call Jenny on her mobile to discuss coming: 07881501126
The clinics are in addition to cervical screening offered by GP practices, family planning and sexual health clinics.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme, which covers East Sussex, aims to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the disease each year.
Early booking is advised as the clinics at Lewes Victoria Hospital are very popular.