Our clinic offers cervical smear testing and HPV testing.
A cervical smear is a test that checks for changes in the cells of the cervix that, if untreated, may develop into cervical cancer. If cancerous cell changes are detected early, they can be prevented from multiplying. We can also test for the presence of the HPV virus, which can cause cervical cell changes.
Conveniently located between Bank, Liverpool Street, Bank and Fenchurch Street stations, the clinic has experienced female GPs available nearly every day, with a strong interest in women’s health. Routine smear tests are a vital part of women’s healthcare and having it done privately has a number of benefits:
- You can book your appointment at your convenience
- You will receive your results 48-72 hours after your test
- We include a screen for human papilloma virus
- We can organise an immediate gynaecological referral should you need one
Cervical cancer is most common amongst women aged between 25 and 49, and is more likely to develop in women who have the HPV virus.
Cervical cancer is the third most common gynaecological cancer, with 3,126 cases diagnosed in the UK in 2015, or 60 women every week. Worldwide, more than half a million women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008.
Around 75% of women diagnosed survive the disease. Cervical cancer survival rates are higher in women diagnosed at a younger age, women under 40 years of age have survival rates of more than 85%.
In the UK in 2014, 890 women died from this disease. Worldwide, cervical cancer is responsible for almost 1 in 10 female cancer deaths.