Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2014
19th - 25th January 2014
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is a European wide initiative
European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA).
Almost 3,000 women a year are diagnosed with cervical cancer yet
there are steps women can take to prevent it from affecting them.
Despite this in the UK 20% of women do not take up their invitation
for cervical screening.
Cervical cancer can be present with
symptoms or not.
Early stage cervical cancers do not usually have symptoms and
are frequently detected through cervical screening.
However, there are some recognised symptoms associated with
- abnormal bleeding
- post-menopausal bleeding
- unusual discharge
- discomfort/pain during sex
- lower back pain.
During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week there will be displays
and information at the following locations:
St Marys Hospital Atrium
Main Outpatients, Manchester Royal Infirmary
For further information, advice or support, please contact the
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre on 0161 276 6868 or