Fairview Medical Centre (Dr's Lee, Kelly, Cormican, Broderick, McGlynn) is an approved National Cancer Screening Service Practice.
To book an appointment Tel: 01 8530981
Cervical Cancer Vaccine:
Cervical Cancer Vaccines are used to protect against diseases caused by Human Papillomavaris (HPV). These diseases includes cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions of the female genitals (cervix and vulva), and genital warts. The vaccine cannot cause the diseases it protects against it.
The vaccines are provided and administered at Fairview Medical Centre at competitive rates, the person to be vaccinated will receive three doeses of the vaccine. The 1st injection at chosen date, 2nd ideally 2 months afterare first injection and 3rd ideally 6 months after first injection. The person to be vaccinated should complete the trhee does vaccination course, otherwise the person vaccinated may not be fully protected.
This vaccines are most effective if given before you become sexually active. Vaccination is not a replacement for Cervical Screening - Refer below.
According to the manufacturers the vaccine in clinical trials has been shown to be 100% effective in preventing HPV infection with strains 16 and 18, which together cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases, in women who do not already have the virus, and about 99% effective in preventing HPV strains 6 and 11, which together with strains 16 and 18 cause about 90% of genital wart cases. Further advise available from your doctor or nurse. You can also visit: www.tellher.ie and www.ifpa.ie
Cervical Screening/Smear Test
Fairview Medical Centre, Drs Lee, Kelly, Cormican, Broderick, McGlynn are now registered with The National Cervical Screening Programme (ICSP). This commenced in September 2009 last and offers free cervical screening to women aged between 25 and 60 years. This service is generally provided by one of our female nurses or by Dr. Fiona McGlynn.
The service is offered free to women who have registered with the NCSS aged 25-44 every three years and 45-60 every five years. Fairview Medical Centre will register patients for the service on their behalf on request, form available at reception.
The best time to have your test done is between day 10 and day 20 of your cycle. For those taking the contraceptive pill the smear test should be taken mid packet.
We are currently offering patients an appointment on request as well as a running a recall system. The programme then writes to the patients directly regarding their results as per the agreement, current waiting time for results appears to be between 3 to 5 weeks (Tel: 061 461390).
Tel: 061 461 390 / email: cervical.admin@cancerscreening