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Government launches cervical smear campaign as research reveals screenings at 20 year low

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The Government will today step up efforts to tackle the falling numbers of women attending cervical screening with a major national campaign. Screening is at a 20-year low, with one in four eligible women aged 25 to 64 in the UK not attending their test. Many women do not realise cervical cancer can be prevented if abnormal cells are spotted early, according to Public Health England, which is leading the campaign.

The Cervical Screening Saves Lives drive will aim to prevent thousands of cases of the disease.

Professor Anne Mackie, director of screening programmes at PHE, said: “The decline in numbers getting screened for cervical cancer is a major concern as it means millions of women are missing out on a potentially life-saving test.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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