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Written By Elle on 25th Jan 2019

Cervical cancer prevention week is here! Here at itsy Bitsy we have teamed up with our local doctor's surgery 'Thornbrook' to support the #CheersForSmears campaign and to help raise awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented! 

Jo's Trust charity began back in 1999 by James Maxwell, after his wife Jo passed away from cervical cancer. "It was Jo's wish that every women affected by cervical cancer could get the support and information they needed." Jo's cervical cancer trust is the only UK based charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. 

Thornbrook surgery are offering a Saturday clinic to enable more women to attend their appointments. On the 2nd & 9th February 2019 Thornbrook surgery are holding additional dates to attend a screening at their clinic. For more information please contact them on 01298 812725.

Alongside Jo's Trust, Thornbrook Surgery and our NHS we want to make cervical cancer a thing of the past! Please may we take 10 minutes of your time to check out our video with Trisha where she helped us answer your questions about smear tests.

All though the age of smear tests is 25+ please may we ask that parents/carers encourage your daughters to have the free HPB vaccine available through schools across Derbyshire. This quick injection can help prevent 70% of cervical cancer. 

Don't fear the smear! Smear tests are free, painless and quick! #CheersForSmears or #SmearsForSmears to remind and encourage attendance and help raise awareness.

"We want to see a future where cervical cancer does not exist. Where no one's mother, sister, partner or friend dies from cervical cancer. You can help us get there."

Please feel free to donate to Jo's cervical cancer trust, your support will help to put an end to cervical cancer. For more information please click the link >>

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