Lancashire, United Kingdom, (24th January, 2012) – Pall Mall Medical, a private healthcare facility based in Manchester, is pleased to announce a new service offering cervical screening and HPV testing service to girls aged under 25.
The NHS cervical cancer screening service in England and Northern Ireland allows women between ages of 25 and 64 to have a smear test, whilst Scotland and Wales have a lower age limit of 20. In light of these differences, there have been rigorous debates recently over when cervical screening should begin.
In the USA, guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists recommend that women begin PAP test (smear test) screening at age 21, be screened every two years through to age 30, and then every three years after that. In France, women can opt for yearly smears, whilst gynaecologists in Germany recommend that women who are sexually active should have a smear test annually from the age of 20 onwards.
“Cervical cancer is more common for women who first had sex at an early age, have had multiple partners, or smoke. However, despite the risk factors, cervical screening can prevent around 75% of cancer cases in women who attend regularly and is one of the best defences against cervical cancer,” commented a spokesperson for Pall Mall Medical. “Many young women feel they would like the opportunity to make an informed choice about when to commence their screening, and we encourage all women to visit our service for a consultation with one of our GPs to discuss their concerns.”
To book your appointment, call 0161 832 2111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pall Mall Medical is open till 7pm on weeknights and also open on Saturday.
About Pall Mall Medical:
Pall Mall Medical is run by experienced GPs and offers affordable private healthcare facilities with no waiting times, modern facilities and friendly staff. Patients are guaranteed to see a qualified, experienced doctor at their premises on King Street, Manchester. Pall Mall Medical also offers private GP appointments from just £60, access to consultants in a wide range of specialties and an extensive array of other services, from allergy testing to CT scans; 4D baby ultrasound to hypnotherapy and more.
Pall Mall Medical Ltd
1st Floor, 120 Wigan Road
Ashton In Makerfield
Wigan, Lancs, UK
Zip: WN4 9SU
Tel: 0161 819 4332