Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer.
It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman’s cervix (the neck of the womb). The first stage in cervical screening is taking a sample using Liquid based Cytology (LBC).
A sample of cells is taken from the cervix for analysis. A Doctor or Nurse will insert an instrument (a speculum) to open the woman’s vagina and uses a spatula to sweep around the cervix. Most women consider the procedure to be only mildly uncomfortable.
Early detection and treatment can prevent 75 per cent of cancers developing but like other screening tests, it is not full proof. It may not always detect early cell changes that could lead to cancer.
Please note currently the NHS does not screen women under the age of 25 years , as it is considered the risk is low (although this is under review).
We are here to offer you peace of mind with our screening service and our results are available within 7 days.
Cost (inclusive of all fees): £130.00
Cervical Cancer Immunisation
GARDASIL is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of human papillomavirus (HPV): 2 types that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL is for girls and young women ages 9 to 26. The NHS cervical cancer immunisation programme uses the HPV vaccine that covers 2 of the main viruses responsible for cervical cancer. We only immunise using Gardasil due to its broader anti viral action.
There is a age restriction on the NHS, currently females aged between 16 years and 18 years old from autumn 2009, and females aged between 15 years and 17 years old from autumn 2010 will be treated.
We are happy to immunise all young females from the age of 9 years to 26 years old as indicated by the Gardasil licence.
Cost (full 3 injection course): £500.00
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