Free cervical screening has been introduced in Guernsey and Alderney for women aged between 25 and 65 since January 2019.
The States of Guernsey cervical screening programme is for all women aged 25-49 every three years, and aged 50-65 every five years. The cervical screening test is highly effective as it detects the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the cervix and ensures early abnormalities or early signs of cervical cancer are identified and treated earlier.
The aim of the Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the condition. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer.
Women automatically receive a letter in the post and can make an appointment at the GP practice, Choices or the Orchard Centre.
Signs to look out for include any abnormal bleeding or unpleasant discharge or pain after sex. If you notice anything unusual, make an appointment to see your GP and get it checked out.
For an overview of cervical cancer screening, information on why and when it is offered, what happens when you go for cervical screening, and receiving your results, please download the leaflets below: