Cervical Screening

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:

Under 25

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.

Find out how to book an appointment

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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