The Target 100,000 campaign is hoping that this new at home self sampler will help thousands of woman like you who are not up to date with their smear test to re-engage in cervical screening. Many woman are missing out on these screenings due to anxiety and this can be alleviated if they could collect their own samples.
I tested out the product myself and it it very easy to use and only take a few seconds, it is delivered via post in a discreet package and inside you find the following:
Using the vaginal lavage technique, the device collects a fluid sample from your cervix which you place into a tube and send off to a laboratory to be tested for the high risk strain of HPV known to lead to cervical cancer, test results are expected with 10 days.
"Population studies have shown that when a self-sampling alternative is offered 10% more woman will test overall"
The target 100,000 campaign is about saying to the 1 million woman who don't have smear test: There is another option!
GynaeHealthUK - How to do the test
Check out these videos about HPV and Gynaecheck.
An Introduction by Dr Pixie McKenna
What is HPV?
What do the results mean?
Please share this post with your loved ones, lets spread awareness, early detection of the HPV can save lives.
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