Doctorcall was pleased to allow the cameras into our Harley Street clinic recently for a special piece in The Sun.
The video article highlighted the importance of smear tests for women and how easy it is to arrange one.
What is a smear test?
- A smear test, or cervical screening test, checks for abnormal cells on the cervix (the womb's entrance from the vagina).
- If any abnormal cells are found, these can be removed - to stop them becoming cancerous.
- This is a preventative measure, and does not mean you already have cancer.
- For one in 20 women, these checks will pick up some abnormal changes.
- It's possible for sexually active women of any age to develop cervical cancer, but it's most common in women aged 25-29.
- The condition is very rare in women under 25.
- Women aged 25-49 are offered tests every three years, while women between the ages of 50 and 64 are tested every five years.
Smear tests are available at all three Doctorcall clinic locations.