To mark Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20-26 June), Christina McKelvie MSP is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to raise awareness of the test and encourage sharing of tips and experiences to help more women and people with a cervix to attend. 

Cervical screening isn’t always easy. Christina McKelvie MSP is encouraging sharing of tips and experiences to help others feel more able to book a test.

1 in 5 women and people with a cervix who work say they haven’t been able to book a convenient appointment for their cervical screening

Samantha Dixon, Chief Executive, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: “We want everyone to have the support and facts they need to access cervical screening and deal with an unexpected result. Cervical screening can help stop cervical cancer before it starts so it’s an incredibly important test.”

Cervical screening saves lives, preventing up to 7 in 10 incidences of cervical cancer. Despite this, almost 1 in 3 do not attend their cervical screening (smear test) when invited

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, are using this week to share support and tips to help people address common barriers to screening.

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Christina McKelvie, SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse , said:

“I am supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust because we want you to have all the facts about this potentially life-saving test. Did you know almost one in three women and people with a cervix don’t take up their invite? We want to change that, and you can help!”