Cervical smear checks are performed to test for pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. Exposure to the human papilloma virus (HPV) is responsible for the development of almost all cervical cancers. The most common symptom of cervical cancer is vaginal bleeding (between periods) but often, women observe no symptoms at all. Cervical cancer is very treatable if detected early and that is why routine cervical screening is essential for your health.
We are registered smear takers for the Cervical Check cancer screening programme. You can check if you are eligible for free smear test here www.cervicalcheck.ie
We can also take cervical smears for women not yet eligible under the scheme, and those who have had their smear on the Cervical Check scheme but would like to have another cervical smear test outside of the scheme. Please see our Fees section for costs.
The HPV vaccine is available and protects against the strains of HPV which can cause 70% of cervical cancers. We provide this vaccine at our surgery.
Phone us on 01 679 8181 for an appointment.