Cervical Cancer Screening

Older Single Women: In Cervical Screening and More, We're the Forgotten Celibates

Paula Coston | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I should celebrate being single as a mature, happy life preference, and yet here I am, nearly 60, still explaining myself; so my subconscious clearly isn't celebrating, is it? And why? Because too many experiences in my life, like that smear test, exacerbate my self-image of social misfit: of being somehow lesser, if not outright forgotten.

Missing Smear Tests Kills - But Are We Just Too Busy?

Caroline Thain | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

The research, commissioned by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, shows a third of those aged between 25 and 29 don't take up their 'invitations'. And the older group (60-64) waits an average of three years to get checked. Yet the procedure can prevent around 75 percent of cervical cancer cases by detecting abnormal pre-cancer cells, according to the NHS.

My Roller Coaster Ride With Cancer

Charlotte Brierley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Brierley

On 15 May at 7pm in my office in the City of London, I took a call which shifted my universe. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and told I would have to undergo surgery which may or may not leave me infertile and possibly have chemo-radiation after that.

Schoolgirls Denied Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine On Religious Grounds

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolgirls are being denied a potentially life-saving cervical cancer jab at their schools on the grounds of religion. Some schools in England hav...

Jade Goody Effect: 400,000 Extra Cervical Cancer Screenings Booked

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Three years after the death of reality TV star Jade Goody, a new study has revealed that her battle with cervical cancer prompted 400,000 British wome...

'Jade Goody Effect' On Cervical Cancer Awareness Wears Off

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The spike in women having cervical smear tests following Jade Goody's death from the disease, has almost been reversed just three years after she pass...

Smear Tests Raise Cervical Cancer Survival Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who go for regular smear tests are much more likely to survive cervical cancer than those who fail to attend appointments, new research has foun...

One in Five Women Still Avoid Cervical Screening

Rachel Preece | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK
Rachel Preece

A quarter of a million women worldwide will have died of cervical cancer by the time 2011 draws to a close. That's roughly one death every two minutes. Of those, around 900 are British women - and sadly, many of these deaths could have been prevented by a simple cervical screening.