Flowers used to remind women to attend cervical cancer screening

Health campaigners have set up a huge wall of flowers in the city centre of Glasgow, UK, in an attempt to get more women thinking and talking about cervical cancer screening.

Campaigners are also handing out one thousand flowers to women in the city as a reminder to attend their next cervical cancer screening test. The slogan of the campaign is ‘Nip it in the bud’, which has been inspired by the fact screening can detect cells that could turn into cancer.

The slogan is being used by the Scottish government and National Health Service (NHS) Scotland to encourage more women to attend their screening tests.

According to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, over a quarter (26.7 per cent) of young women are too embarrassed to attend smear tests, while 70 per cent don’t think they reduce a woman’s risk of cervical cancer.ADNFCR-2094-ID-801832895-ADNFCR