Colposcopy clinics are for women with abnormal smear results and are an integral part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. This programme aims to reduce the number of people who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of people who die from it. Following an abnormal smear result, you may be referred for a colposcopy examination so that the colposcopist can look at your neck of womb (cervix), identify any potential problem and treat it. About one in 12 smears come back as ‘abnormal’. An abnormal or positive smear test very rarely means that you have cancer. Our services require a team approach, with experts working together in a seamless fashion to deliver good multidisciplinary care.
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital offers colposcopy services in a dedicated area of the hospital. There are consultant-led and nurse-led clinics to assess the cervix, identify any potential problem and treat it. Nursing staff are available for any advice or worries that you may have regarding your examination and/or treatment. We offer treatment at your first visit if appropriate. You will be involved in all decisions about your care, and your treatment plans will always be based on what is right for you and your needs.
Miss Pushpakala Maharajan
Mr Montasser Mahran
Mr Jullien Brady
Mr Adam Gyimadu
Colposcopy Nurse Specialists
Location of Colposcopy Clinic
Luton site: Women’s diagnostic and Treatment Centre on Ward 34
For all colposcopy queries, please contact Colposcopy Coordinator on: 01582 718096
How do I get an appointment?
Following an abnormal smear test, referral is made directly to colposcopy from the cytology laboratory. Referrals may also be via GP and doctors via the normal referral pathway.
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- If you want to know more about colposcopy, cervical cancer, HPV infection and vaccination please visit the BSCCP website
- National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme
- European Federation for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
- International Federation for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy (IFCPC)
- CancerHelp UK – this page is about the tests you may have to diagnose cervical cancer.
- Cervical Screening Wales
- Jo’s Trust – A registered charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by pre-cancer and cancer of the cervix.
- ECCA – European Cervical Cancer Association – dedicated to raising awareness of cervical cancer and the way this disease can be prevented.
- IARC – International Agency for Research on Cancer – to co-ordinate and conduct research into the causes of cancer.
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