This section of CancerHelp UK tells you about cervical cancer, from early symptoms, tests and treatment for abnormal cervical cells, through to treatment for cervical cancer, living with cervical cancer, and current research. Call the helpline to speak to a specialist nurse.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. The charity offers a range of information and support both online and face to face 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey. Jo’s also raises awareness about how cervical cancer can be prevented as well as campaigning for best care and treatment. The support services include a national helpline, local support groups, Ask The Expert and an online forum.
The Eve Appeal is a registered charityworking hard to raise money to fund the world-class research programme at the Department of Women's Cancer based at University College London (UCL).
Major breakthroughs are already being achieved towards improving survival rates of women with gynaecological cancers through the Department's pioneering research into screening, early diagnosis and risk prediction. To build on these successes and save women's lives, raising urgent and on-going funds is critical. Promoting awareness is vital too. The Eve Appeal therefore disseminates information about the research we fund. We publicise - and provide information on - gynaecological cancers. We contribute to the development of policy and campaigns. And we work in partnership with others to improve the healthcare and support of women.
Marie Stopes International offer cervical screening to women aged under 25. If you would like to visit us for a private cervical smear testcall us on 0845 300 0460 to arrange an appointment at a reduced rate of £75. A cervical smear test just takes a couple of minutes and is painless. Results are fast, back within a few days and we always explain results to you. For more information about cervical screening have a look at our cervical smear leaflet or visit our cervical screening page.
Please note: Cervical smears are not a test for cancer; they are there to check that everything is healthy and normal and that any cell changes are caught in the very early stages when they are treatable. Smoking and having unprotected sex from an early age, can increase the risk of developing cervical abnormalities.