Hi there, for over a decade now I have had yearly smear tests as my sister died of the disease at the age of 27. I have also had colposcopy treatment following one abnormal smear some years ago.
I have moved recently and signed up with a new gp surgery and they have refused to give me a smear test as the guidelines say it's only necessary every three years. They said they could do a smear if I wanted but it's unlikely that the sample would ever get tested?!
I feel quite upset by this and want to know if there's anything I can do to ensure I get tested?
I'll go private if I have to despite not having the funds to really do so, but don't know where to start.
Any advice would be most welcome.
Many thanks in advance x