This page provides information for women, their partners and families about cervical cancer.
About cervical cancer
Cervical cancer affects the cells of the lining of the cervix (the neck of the womb), which is the opening from the womb to the vagina and also the canal that connects the womb to the vagina.
The links below provide more information about cervical cancer:
- Cancer Research UK
Includes information about diagnosing, treating and living with cervical cancer
- The Eve Appeal
Includes information about key messages, early signs and symptoms, leading risk factors and actions that may reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer
- Jo’s Trust
Includes information about symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments, moving forward after a diagnosis and more
Information and support for people affected by cervical cancer
- NHS Choices
Includes information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications, prevention, and living with cervical cancer
- Women’s Health Concern - factsheet
Cervical cancer factsheet
- Women’s Health Concern - focus on cervical cancer
Overview of cervical cancer, including screening, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments
Cervical screening (smear test)
Taking part in the NHS cervical cancer screening programme is your best protection against developing cervical cancer. Screening can detect abnormalities that may develop into cervical cancer over time.
The links below provide more information about cervical screening: