Cervical screening is safe, quick and always conducted by a female clinician. Women aged 25- 50 are invited to a screening every 3 years- those above 50 every 5- don’t delay, if you are due your cervical screening test book now.
It is very important to do a self-examination once a month to detect any changes in your breasts. Knowing your breasts and what is normal for you can help you spot anything unusual quickly, so that you can report it to your GP.
Flu is not like catching a cold and it can be very dangerous to those with underlying health conditions which is why it is important to get vaccinated every year. If you are in a high-risk group, you may get it free on the NHS. Protect yourself and others from flu and get vaccinated.
Screening before symptoms are present is important. Those aged over 60 can get a free home testing kit in the post- the test is quick, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Always see your GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age.
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