Around 3,100 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. Overall, about 2 out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in women (2%) are cervical cancers. But it is the most common cancer in women under 35 years old.
Bleeding between periods
Bleeding after sex
Bleeding after the menopause
Discomfort or pain during sex
There are many other more common causes of these symptoms, so you probably don't have cancer, but book an appointment straight away and we can do an examination and tests to find the cause.
Screening smear and HPV test
Cervical screening is very important because we can stop cervical cancer from developing in the first place. This is one of the few cancers that is preventable because abnormal cell changes can be picked up before they have a chance to develop into a cancer.
At the Guildford Private General Practice we can offer you a cervical smear HPV test. HPV is a wart virus which is associated with cancer of the cervix and can be looked for on the smear test. If the HPV test is positive the smear will be checked for abnormal cells (cervical cytology). We can also offer HPV testing plus cervical cytology for those who would like the cells checked irrespective of the HPV result.
Cervical smear HPV test £160 (if the HPV test is positive, cervical cytology will be done at no extra charge)
Cervical smear HPV test and cervical cytology £200 (for those who would like cervical cytology irrespective of the HPV result)