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.

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