The Importance of Cervical Smears

Baddow HospitalBlog, Gynaecologists, Private GPs

New figures reveal nearly 31 per cent of women aged 25 to 49 are missing vital checks for cervical cancer. Regular checks are vital, as the illness has very few symptoms. Many experts are blaming the high rate of missed checks on the lack of available GP appointments.

The cervical cancer tests can detect abnormal changes in the lining of the cervix. Doctors can then remove these cells before they become cancerous, preventing the disease from developing. Therefore, these missed checks may be the reason cervical cancer rates among under-35s have risen by 45 per cent.

The cervical smear tests at Baddow Hospital are carried out by our Private GPs, Dr Robert Climie, Dr Claire Olver and our renowned gynaecologist, Mr Robarts. Our gynaecology health assessment is £295 and includes a pelvic examination, cervical smear test and HPV.

Another GP package we provide is a well woman health assessment.  This package is £495 and includes height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, medical history, resting ECG, full blood count, lipids (including cholesterol), blood glucose, urine, breast, pelvic, kidney function, liver function, thyroid function and cervical smear test.

The price for a cervical smear test with our GPs and gynaecologist is £150. This does not include the consultation fee.

If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions, please call us on 01245 474070