This is more accurate than the previous test that only looked for cell changes in the cervix. Watch this animation or find out more by visiting nhsinform.scot/cervicalscreening
As it’s cervical cancer prevention week, we thought we’d share some facts and updates with you from Public Health Scotland:
- Did you know that the cervical screening test (smear test) now looks for the human papillomavirus (HPV)? This is more accurate than the previous test that only looked for cell changes in the cervix.
- Once you’ve had your cervical screening test (smear test), you will receive your results by post. Find out what your results mean from your smear test by watching the following animation or visit nhsinform.scot/cervicalscreening
- Did you know the frequency of routine cervical screening (smear test) has changed from every 3 to every 5 years?
- Find out more about the change in frequency and how we hope to eliminate cervical cancer in Scotland at NHS Inform
You can also find out much more about protecting yourself from cervical cancer at the Jo's Trust website.