Screening aims to prevent cervical cancer by detecting early pre-cancerous changes in the cells that line the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the womb, and by taking a sample of cells (often called a smear test), the health of the cervix can be checked on a regular basis. Any abnormal changes can then be treated, preventing them from potentially developing into cancer.
It is recommended that all women aged between 25 and 64 years, who have ever been sexually active, have regular screening tests. Women aged 25-49 are invited every three years, while those aged 50-64 are invited every five years.
Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for around 1 in 10 women the test will show some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.
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What is cancer; risk factors; some Muslim beliefs and attitudes towards cancer; myths and realities; what Islam tells about health prevention; symptoms; treatment. Also includes information about breast, bowel, cervical, lung and prostate cancer.