Cervical Cancer does not stop for COVID

“We’re still looking to take our cars for an MOT and keeping them in good form so why should we neglect ourselves?”
“It’s January 2021, in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, and, here in UK, we are in yet another lockdown. However, I would certainly be remiss if I did not mention that is also Cervical Cancer Prevention Week too. I’ve always maintained that cancer does not stop for covid and indeed cervical cancer is a preventable disease.

If there are two messages I have for you today they are that despite the pandemic and the pressure it is putting on the health services, the NHS is still continuing to treat cancer patients. However, in order to prevent cervical cancer – if we are able to, we all need to attend for our cervical smears when invited. This brings me to my second message – surgeries are still open, as are colposcopy clinics in hospitals.

Yes, it is indeed daunting and even more so now at this stage during the pandemic however, if you are able to, please please attend for your cervical smear. Both GP surgeries and NHS hospitals have made clinical areas as safe as they possibly can.

We’re still looking to take our cars for an MOT and keep them in good form, so why then should we neglect ourselves? Please remember, cervical cancer can be prevented and so let’s do our bit.”