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Don’t Ignore Cervical Screening Tests

January 24, 2013
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Don’t Ignore Cervical Screening Tests

Nearly a quarter of women in Heywood and Rochdale are risking cervical cancer by ignoring regular cervical screening tests. Health chiefs at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale are urging women to have cervical screening after more than 1800 women snubbed invitations last year. Women in England and Wales between 25 and 64-years-old are invited to cervical screening (also known as smear tests) every three to five years. With Cervical Cancer Prevention Week currently running from January 21, women are being reminded that every day nine women are diagnosed and three women die of cervical cancer in the UK. Dr Helen…

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