Cervical Cancer Prevention Week in the UK
22 January 2024
This week (22 January - 28 January) marks Cervical Cancer Prevention Week in the United Kingdom. 

Launched by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, the initiative seeks to raise awareness of the risks associated with cervical cancer, with a particular focus on directing women and people with a cervix towards the UK's cervical cancer screening programme.

Screening helps prevent cervical cancer by using a test to check for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is found in over 99% of all cervical cancers and may cause abnormal cells to develop in the cervix. These abnormal cells can, over time, turn into cancer if left untreated.

While around 2,700 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year, it is thought that the NHS screening programme helps save around 5,000 lives each year.

The CTC coordinates a number of cervical cancer studies. For more information, see our trial pages.

More about cervical cancer can be found on the Cancer Research UK website.

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