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Smear tests

This scenario aims to make you feel confident in answering questions about smear tests.


Ellie has come into the pharmacy to talk to technician Vicky.

“I’ve been called for my first smear test but I think I’ll have my period when  it is the appointment date. Does it matter?” she asks. “Also, I wondered why it has taken this long for me to have my first smear. I’ve not had anything that suggests a problem. But then isn’t cervical cancer one of those ‘silent killers’?”

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