European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Women aged 25 to 60 across Ireland are being urged this week to look after their health by making sure they’re up to date with their free smear test to help prevent cervical cancer. The campaign marks the beginning of European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which takes place from January 24th to 30th. Regular cervical screening can detect changes to the cervix early. Most of the changes detected will not lead to cervical cancer but early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous cells can prevent cancer developing in most cases.