Shock figures on cervical cancer screening

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Shock figures on cervical cancer screening

Health bosses in Northamptonshire are urging young women to attend regular screenings for cervical cancer.

Figures show nearly 3,000 are diagnosed with the disease each year in the UK.

But, they also revealed around athird didn’t go for a check up.

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing a campaign urging women aged 25-49 to attend regular screenings  as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, this week.

March will see the seventh anniversary of the death from cervical cancer of reality TV star Jade Goody. Jade was aged just 27 and may well have survived if she had undergone the regular screening tests that detect the disease in its early stages.

Health bosses say it’s largely preventable and, if caught early, the survival rates are high.

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