One in four women miss 'smear test'

One in four women miss 'smear test'

At least one in every four women invited for cervical cancer screening in England last year failed to attend, latest figures show.
Out of about 4.2 million women invited, just over three million attended. NHS Digital said it was the second consecutive year that screening rates had fallen.
Attendance rates in Wales and Scotland have also gone down.
Charities said women were putting their lives at risk by not getting screened.
'Smear' test A cervical screening test (previously called a smear test) is not a test for cancer.
It checks for any abnormal cells on the cervix (neck of the womb) that... read more

15 November 2016 in Health, Views: 41
Source: BBC

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