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Health information and Screening

NHS Screening 

Cervical Screening 

Cervical screening is for women and people with a cervix. We offer screening every 3 years from age 25 to 49 and every 5 years from age 50 to 64.

Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It looks for abnormal cells in the cervix. Abnormal cells can develop into cancer if left untreated.

You can speak to your nurse or doctor if you are nervous about screening. They can talk through any questions or concerns you have. If you decide to go ahead with screening, they can make arrangements to help you feel more comfortable. The actual test only takes 1 to 2 minutes. The whole appointment usually takes about 10 minutes. Cervical screening helps prevent cervical cancer. Cervical screening saves thousands of lives from cervical cancer every year in the UK. 

Please see below information available on the importance of attending for these tests.  All of the below is available in different formats and languages. 

Cervical_helping_you_decide Bengali

 Cervical_helping_you_decide_HPV_Punjabi

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Please contact the practice if you have any concerns regarding this and we can support you further. 

Bowel Cancer Screening (FIT) 

We offer screening to detect bowel cancer when it is at an early stage in people with no symptoms. This is when treatment is more likely to be effective. Screening can also find polyps. These are abnormal clumps of cells in the bowel. Polyps are not cancers, but may develop into cancers over time. Polyps can be easily removed, which reduces the risk of bowel cancer developing.

Regular bowel cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from bowel cancer.

We offer bowel cancer screening using a home testing kit to everyone in England from the age of 60. Your GP practice gives us your contact details so please make sure they always have your correct name, date of birth and address. Many GPs also like to have your mobile number and email address.

If you have been invited to take part in the bowel cancer screening program below you will find a link to a video which is available in multiple languages which will explain how to use the FIT kit.

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6663813

 

 

 

 

 

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