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What happens if I am diagnosed with cervical cancer?

Being diagnosed with any sort of cancer is frightening. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have a lot of information and support available.

Some very early cervical cancers can be treated in the colposcopy clinic. However, the colposcopist may recommend further investigation and will refer you to a cancer specialist.

If you live in Wales and you are diagnosed with cervical cancer, Cervical Screening Wales will look at your screening history. This means looking at: -

  • Any cervical smears you had in the 10 years before your diagnosis
  • Any cervical biopsies you had in the 10 years before your diagnosis
  • Any colposcopy appointments in the 5 years before your diagnosis
  • Any invitations, letters or results we sent you in the 10 years before your diagnosis

If there are any results for us to review, we will let the doctors looking after you know when the review has finished.

If you would like to know the results of your review, you can let us know. We will arrange a meeting to let you know the results and to answer any other questions you may have.

If you would like any more information, you might find our leaflet ‘Review of your cervical screening history’ useful.