Help prevent the rise in cervical cancer

It’s time to stand up against cervical cancer with the #smearforsmear campaign, launched by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in conjunction with Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, from the 25th of January.

The campaign focuses on the importance of smear tests for cervical cancer screening. Jo’s Trust says that 1 in 3 young women aged 25-29 fail to attend screening when invited, reporting worries over pain, embarrassment, and thinking the test is unnecessary.

The social media campaign #smearforsmear invites you to smear lipstick across your face and snap a picture to remind others of the importance of smear tests. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s only dedicated cervical cancer charity, hopes to reverse the downward trend in smear test attendance and in doing so stop the rise in the number of women diagnosed with the disease.

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