Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, 20th – 26th January 2013

I wrote a post a while back about cervical screening, which I think is a really important test for any woman in the eligible age groups to take, but as a follow up to that, I notice that 20th – 26th January is Cervical Cancer Prevention week, an initiative led by the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA).

Incidentally, I heard about it as I follow Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on Twitter and they have begun to promote it in preparation for the week.

ccpwThis is the 7th Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) run by ECCA and during the 2012 event over 3000 events were held across Europe to highlight the importance of screening programmes and HPV vaccination for all women and girls.

So, what am I doing? Well, since I am up-to-date with my screening, then I can’t go along to my GP in honour of the week, but hopefully by posting this I’m doing my little bit to raise awareness of cervical screening and I like to think that’s helpful!

Do have a look at the ECCA’s site as they have a summary of what went on last year, and ideas of what you can do this year. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust alSO has a summary of what they will be doing during CCPW this year if you’re interested in what’s happening in the UK.

I’ll go now before I get preachy, but if your cervical screening is due, please don’t lose the reminder under a pile of letters from the school (easier said than done!), but take a few minutes to attend for your own piece of mind!

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