According to the letter, this test is to make sure that our cervix (neck of womb) is healthy, or if not, NHS could offer necessary treatment. This is to avoid the cervical cancer which very common among women.
And so earlier this morning I booked an appointment for the CST at 2:30. I went to the surgery with the thought that I only have to be injected as what my dear sister said. Five minutes of waiting was over, my name was called and so I got inside the Treatment room. The nurse explained to me the procedure, and this is what it is according to her leaflet;
How is the Smear test done?
- A doctor/nurse will gently open your vagina so they can see your cervix.
- They then use a wooden stick called a spatula, or thin brush, to gently scrape off some cells from the surface of the cervix.
- The cells are sent away and looked at under a microscope to see if any are abnormal.
If you want to know more about Cervical Screening Test, click here. Hope it'll help you! Cheers!