What does Frome Medical Practice offer?
Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix and is a test to help prevent cancer.
All women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You'll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment. When you’ll be invited will vary slightly, depending on your age:
Up to 6 months before you turn 25
25 - 49
Every 3 years
50 - 64
Every 5 years
65 or older
Only if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal
You can book an appointment at the Practice as soon as you get a letter. It is preferable to take the smear during the middle of your cycle.
If you missed your last cervical screening you do not need to wait for a letter to book an appointment.
Cervical screening – sometimes called a smear test - is undertaken by the Practice Nurse.
It’s important to speak to a healthcare professional if you’re worried about symptoms of cervical cancer, including bleeding between periods, during or after sex, or after you’ve been through the menopause or if you experience unusual vaginal discharge. Do not wait for your next cervical screening appointment to contact us about this - 01373 301301.
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