Cervical cancer prevention week 2020
Cervical screening offers the greatest protection against cervical cancer with smear tests preventing 75% of cervical cancers but the number of women attending cervical screening in the UK is falling.
- Between 2016 – 2018 we’ve seen nearly 800 cervical cancer patients
- The Royal Marsden is a centre of excellence for gynaecological cancers, offering a specialist research led service for the staging and treatment of ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vaginal and vulval cancers.
- Our Gynaecology Unit is made up of a multidisciplinary team of experts who treat patients using the latest techniques and technologies in diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Dr Nicholas van As, Medical Director at The Royal Marsden said:
"Diagnosing cancer early is crucial to improving patient outcomes. Our GP Education Programme is one of the ways we support our primary care colleagues, giving them access to our consultants and researchers who provide the very latest updates on the signs and symptoms of cancer."