Women urged to take test

The Oban Times - - News -

WOMEN in the Western Isles are be­ing urged to go for their smear test when in­vited as part of this week’s Cer­vi­cal Screen­ing Aware­ness Week (June 13-19).

An­gela Bin­nie, a lo­cal prac­tice nurse, backed the call as she en­cour­aged women not to ig­nore their in­vite as a smear test can help spot cer­vi­cal can­cer.

The po­ten­tially life-sav­ing test takes just five min­utes.

Re­cent statis­tics high­light that 72.6 per cent of el­i­gi­ble women in the NHS Western Isles have al­ready taken their smear test.

A smear test checks the cells of a woman’s cervix – the neck of the womb – and is de­signed to pick up any changes so that they can be mon­i­tored or treated.

An­gela said: ‘ We’re here wait­ing to help pro­tect you from cer­vi­cal can­cer. I’ve done hun­dreds, if not thou­sands, of smear tests.’

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.getcheckedearly.org.

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