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The NHS cervical screening programme invites women aged between 25 and 64 for cervical screening. Screening also applies to other people within this age range who have a cervix, such as trans men. 

The screening test aims to pick up changes early that could develop into cervical cancer if left untreated.

About cervical screening

Cervical screening aims to prevent cervical cancer from developing. Find out about the NHS screening programme and how you have the test.

Screening results

Most women have a normal screening test result. Find out what happens if you don't have a normal result.

Cervical screening for women with learning disabilities

Find out about some of the issues women with learning disabilities face when they have a cervical screening test.

Last reviewed: 
05 Jun 2017

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