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Attending a screening appointment can stop cancer before it starts.

A new campaign has launched: Help Us Help You – Cervical Cancer Screening. It aims to highlight the benefits of cervical screening and encourages those eligible for screening – women and people with a cervix aged 25-64 – to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters and to book an appointment at their GP practice if they missed their last one.

Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England. Yet it is one of the most preventable cancers and getting screened can help stop it before it starts. Screening checks for certain types of the HPV virus that can cause cell changes to your cervix. Cell changes are easily treated and this prevents cervical cancer.

The campaign is run by the Department of Health and Social Care, together with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

For more information, visit www.nhs.uk/cervicalscreening or contact your local sexual health hub at www.thesexualhealthhub.co.uk/services-near-you/Teesside