Buchanan Street Hosts Cervical Cancer Road Show

The ‘Be Cervix Savvy’ road show is making its debut in Glasgow this week.

Experts and helpers from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are hoping to motivate women to stop putting it off and book a smear test.

Road Show Ambassador Emily Horne said: “It’s been really positive actually. Lots of women who have found their smear test quite an uncomfortable experience or have their letter and put off going are saying ‘thank you so much for being here, you’ve reminded me to book in.'”

“One lady actually had her phone to her ear and she said ‘I’m calling my GP now, thank you for just your presence. It’s reminded me to book in.'”

Last year, over a third of Glasgow women didn’t attend a smear test, even though more are being diagnosed with the illness.

Robert Music, CEO of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, said: “We’re very concerned about the numbers of women attending cervical screening. We’re really worried about the risk that more women will be diagnosed and sadly lose their lives.

So if we can encourage more women to attend a screening hopefully we can make a difference.”

The event will be in Buchanan Street (23-24 March), Shandwick Square (27-28 March) and Forge Market (30-31 March).

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