Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms. They will decide whether to refer you for tests, or to see a specialist. 

Seeing your GP

See your GP if you have symptoms. Find out what happens and how to get the most out of your appointment. 

Referral to a specialist

Your GP should refer you to a specialist if your symptoms could be due to cervical cancer. 


Cervical screening aims to prevent cervical cancer. Find out about the screening programme, how you have the screening test and what your results mean.

Tests to diagnose

Read about having a colposcopy, LLETZ and cone biopsy.

Tests to stage

When cervical cancer is diagnosed you have other tests to find out the size of the cancer and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
17 Mar 2020
Next review due: 
17 Mar 2023
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