Act now and help stop cervical cancer in its tracks
WOMEN are being urged to book their smear tests as medics raise awareness of cervical cancer.
Quayside Medical Centre, Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, is currently supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, with information boards packed with advice and guidance.
In addition, the centre is inviting its female patients into the clinic to increase the number of cervical screenings.
Richard Ellis, operations manager at the centre, said: "Cervical cancer is largely preventable and, if caught early, survival rates are high.
"Early detection of pre-cancerous cells and treatment of these can stop cancer developing and the best way to do this is by having regular smear tests every three years.
"In support of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, we are urging all our female patients to be more aware of the symptoms and warning signs for cervical cancer.
"Some recognised symptoms include abnor- mal bleeding, unusual discharge and pain or discomfort during sex."