Having the Cervical Screening Test every 5 years (which has replaced the Pap smear) is essential for all women who have ever been sexually active to help prevent cervical cancer.
Cancers of the uterus and ovarian cancer are difficult to identify early and any change in normal bowel or pelvic function, or generally feeling unwell, that persists for some time, should be discussed with your doctor.
Follow the links below for more information about female genital cancers.
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Last reviewed: July 2018