Cervical Screening Awareness in Buckinghamshire – Get Yourself Checked!



Cervical Screening Awareness Week is an annual event which will run from 10th to 16th June 2019. The week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.

When you’re a woman at any stage of her life, the need to look after your body is so important. For women under the age of 35, cervical cancer is one of the most common problems which can occur, as well as a very deadly one.

Therefore, you need to make sure that you’re getting yourself checked out regularly. We’re going to be looking at the reason why and some of the resources you have available to you, as well as looking briefly at a common issue which is faced by young women who are attempting to have this test done for themselves.

The Importance of Screening

The body of a woman is a well-oiled machine. Each component works in tandem with every other to ensure that our mothers, our sisters, and any other females, we have the pleasure of knowing can do anything they want every day. Now, imagine the impact of cervical cancer. It spreads like a virus to the system, sewing discord and chaos. It damages the efficiency of the machine, and in some cases will destroy it entirely.

Routine screening to detect this cancer is vital. It is the responsibility of each woman to schedule an appointment at her discretion, and it is the job of those around her to encourage her if she is nervous or reluctant to do so. Many presume cancer to be a death sentence, and in some cases, they are unfortunately correct. However, there are also instances where screening can detect early forms of cancer and ensure that it can be treated ahead of time.

A Fault in the System

You may now begin to understand why it is so important to schedule a test or to take action when you are sent a letter reminding you that you need to be seen. However, the time for action has never been more prominent because there is a slight fault in the system. This error has nothing to do with the accuracy of the test, or anything to do with medical procedures, but instead a failure with the results.

Women in the Buckinghamshire area have noticed that when they have a test for cervical cancer, there is a chance that the results will arrive outside of the customary 14 day period. Naturally, receiving any test result can be a very stressful and anxious experience, which is why it is wise to have one done as soon as possible, because you may avoid being one of the people who gets the results back late.

To summarise, the need for cervical cancer testing has never been higher. Women under the age of 35 must be vigilant when testing all aspects of their health. It is the apparent goal of any person to reach old age in good health. However, women may find this more difficult if they avoid being tested for individual diseases and cancers. If you are someone who cares, then you should encourage them to get tested as soon as they can.

Too many women in Buckinghamshire are missing their cervical cancer screening – and risk their lives by being diagnosed with the disease too late.  Stop cancer before it starts – book a cervical screening. For more information , visit NHS Choices or the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust charity.