22-28 January 2017 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and The University of Edinburgh is supporting The Time to Test pledge initiated by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Every year over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and sadly 1,000 will lose their lives to the disease. That’s 3 women every day. Cervical cancer is a preventable disease and not attending cervical screening (smear tests) is the biggest risk factor in developing cervical cancer, yet 1 in 4 women do not attend this potentially life saving test. We want to make sure our employees do not delay attending their cervical screening and have pledged our support to Time to Test, a new campaign by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Download a short information booklet with all the facts about cervical screening here. (PDF)
For further information about cervical screening and the work of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust please visit their website or look out for posters and leaflets in some of our University buildings.