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CervicalCheck Information for Women Now Available in 11 Languages

(15 Jun 2011)

The ‘Information Sheet for Women’ which is offered to all women who attend for a CervicalCheck smear test has been translated into Polish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. The sheet provides information on the screening process to ensure women can make a fully informed choice before signing their consent to have a smear test.

The National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS) is committed to ensuring both its services and information materials are as accessible as possible to all women, regardless of their level of literacy, ability or spoken language. The translated ‘Information Sheet for Women’ will enable women to make a fully informed decision regarding their smear test and will better understand the process involved.

The National Cancer Screening Service is part of the Health Service Executive's Cancer Control Programme. It encompasses BreastCheck The National Breast Screening Programme,
CervicalCheck The National Cervical Screening Programme and BowelScreen - The National Bowel Screening Programme.

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