What samples can be used?

Swab, PAP Smear

How long until I get my results?

4 working days from your sample’s arrival at our certified laboratory

Where is my nearest private clinic?

How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

No incubation period necessary

Which Better2Know screens include Cervical Cancer testing?

A PAP Smear can be added to any STI screen, and is commonly combined with an HPV test

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical Cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman’s cervix. It is often caused by certain high risk types of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This common STI can be transmitted through vaginal, penile, anal and oral sexual contact. Women are encouraged to get a PAP smear every three years from the age of 25 to identify any cell abnormalities in the cervix.

What are the symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

Women

Unusual bleeding, usually following sex

Pain during sexual intercourse

General discomfort around genital area

Unpleasant odour from a vaginal discharge

Blood in your urine (Haematuria)

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Women

Latent stage of cervical cancer

Early menopause

Build-up of fluid in tissue (Lymphoedema)

Kidney failure

Blood clots

How is Cervical Cancer treated?

Treatment for Cervical Cancer will depend on what stage of the infection you are at. At an early stage, surgery may be required to remove some of the womb, or radiotherapy, or a combination of the two. At a later stage, radiotherapy may be combined with chemotherapy, and surgery may also be needed. Early detection is key with harmful diseases such as this, so it is vital that you get tested regularly.

What else should I get tested for?

If you are looking to book a PAP Smear test, Better2Know provides the option of an HPV test as well. HPV is the biggest cause of Cervical Cancer and our confidential test will identify high-risk types of the virus. In terms of a woman’s sexual health, Better2Know’s Comfort Screen also provides comprehensive STI testing for lesbian women and women who sleep with women.

How can I book my test?

To book an appointment at one of our private sexual health clinics in Europe, please call our expert Patient Services team on the number given above. If you would prefer to book online, you can use our online booking system by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page.