Cervical cancer is a preventable, treatable disease - yet it still kills approximately 1,000 women in the UK every year.
And, this statistic is only set to get more depressing if a new report by Demos is anything to go by. The number of women in the UK having cervical screenings is at an all time low, particularly those in the 25-29 bracket where just 62 the NHS' cervical cancer costs would half.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, is happening now and is a fantastic way to spread awareness about the importance of attending screenings.
Do it - book a precautionary smear test today and make the women in your life do it too.
(Source: Behind the Screen, Demos.co.uk)