Women urged to have smear tests despite coronavirus pandemic - The Leamington Observer

Women urged to have smear tests despite coronavirus pandemic

Leamington Editorial 17th Jun, 2020   0

WOMEN are being advised to still have their cervical smear despite the coronavirus pandemic.

South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging women to rearrange their appointments and say extra safety measures have been put in place.

Chairman Dr David Spraggett said: “If you were recently due to have a cervical screening appointment and had your appointment cancelled, you will be contacted to rearrange. If you receive a new appointment in the post, it is vitally important that you attend the appointment as long as you and no one in your household are suffering with coronavirus symptoms.

“This year we see an increased challenge for cervical cancer screening due to the coronavirus outbreak however, services have put measures in place to keep patients safe and we want to encourage woman to attend their appointment. Spotting and treating signs at an early stage is key to successful treatment, so having a smear test is not only very important, it can help save lives.”

Visit www.nhs.uk/cervicalcancer for more information on cervical cancer and tests.

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