Every year in the UK a million women miss their smear tests. I am one of those women who put off their smear tests to the last second and whilst I do not miss the appointment. I find the current smear test uncomfortable, painful and to be honest embarrassing. Even after having two children I still hate the thought of going for a smear test.
There is however an alternative and you can read more about it here. Alongside this new test for cervical cancer there is a new campaign called Target 100,000. GynaeCheck off an alternative to the smear test. A cervical cancer screening test that can be done in the comfort of your own home and with no discomfort. If 10% of the 1 million women who miss their smear tests do a GynaeCheck then 100,000 women will be better informed and armed about cervical cancer. Remember Early detection helps save lives!