Ujima Radio – NHS Takeover Show – Cervical Cancer Screening
Dr Glenda Beard joins Miranda Rae on Ujima Radio this Monday 17th July from 2-3pm to discuss and share information about Cervical Cancer Screening. Following on from the Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness week in June Doctors are calling for women and people with a cervix across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to attend a potentially life-saving cervical screening test.
As part of Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness campaign, doctors in the area want to remind people who have received a cervical screening invitation to book an appointment with their GP practice.
Dr Glenda Beard, GP and Clinical Lead for Cancer at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB), said: “Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer as cervical screening identifies abnormal cells before they become cancerous. “Early detection really is the best form of defence. Sometimes people can feel embarrassed or unsure about having the test but GP practice nurses who do the cervical screening test will support you through what is a quick and simple procedure.“It is also important to be aware of the symptoms of cervical cancer, such as vaginal bleeding that is unusual for you, changes to vaginal discharge, pain or discomfort during sex or an unexplained persistent pain in your lower back or between your hips.
Please contact your GP for assessment and advice if you experience any of these symptoms.
More information about cervical screening is available on the Jo’s Trust website. https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
Photo provided by Jo’s Trust.
Don’t miss this NHS Takeover Show on Monday 17th July at 2pm on Ujima Radio.
Listen on: 98FM / DAB / ONLINE