Podcast with Mr Jullien Brady for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Mr Jullien Brady, Check4Cancer’s cervical cancer advisor, and consultant gynaecologist speaks with Aston Lark, insurance broker, and employee benefits advisors in a podcast to mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Jullien Brady is also joined by John Burke, Director of Medical Policy at AXA.

Mr Jullien Brady gives his expert advice on cervical screening and that 99.7% of cervical cases are preventable with screening and HPV vaccination - no woman should die from this disease. In the UK, 3,000 cases are diagnosed each year and sadly 1,000 women will lose their lives to cervical cancer every year.

Mr Jullien Brady discusses how barriers to screening are preventing women from getting tested for cervical cancer. Jullien discusses the reasons why women are not attending smear tests which range from:  

  • The logistics of physically getting to an appointment
  • The fact that it is an invasive test
  • Women having difficult experiences from previous smears
  • Ethnic and marginalised groups
  • Women who have experienced sexual violence

Mr Jullien Brady discusses how breaking down these barriers to screening is key in reducing cervical cancer incidences and that there are other options.

Listen to this extremely informative podcast here

HPVCheck gives women the autonomy to be in charge of their cervical screening and is especially recommended for women who may have had a bad experience of screening in the past.  HPV testing is now approved by the NHS as a reliable method of cervical cancer screening.  If you have never attended the National Cervical Screening Programme, you can still find out if you are carrying the virus which leads to almost all cases of cervical cancer.

Mr Jullien Brady | Clinical Advisor for Cervical Cancer at Check4Cancer

Jullien Brady has an international reputation as a leading expert in the field of colposcopy and cervical screening. He is a former National Quality Assurance Director for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and Professional Clinical Advisor for Colposcopy for Public Health England. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the BSCCP, the governing body of Colposcopy for over a decade. Mr Brady is passionate about women having the opportunity to maximise their health choices and screening options.