Smear Test

How Delaying a Smear Test Nearly Left My Children Without a Mum

Joanne Critchley | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Critchley

To come to the realisation that you have cancer and that there is a chance I won't survive - that I won't see my kids grow up is overwhelming. I was also convinced the cancer would spread, that with every ache and pain the cancer had returned.

Why #SmearForSmear Selfies Aren't The Way To Beat Cervical Cancer

Rachel Moss | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

When the first #SmearForSmear selfies started popping up on my newsfeed, I couldn't help but let out a disappointed groan. For me, the suggestion that women need yet another thinly-related social media campaign to make them take their health seriously is all a bit patronising.

Have You Done Your #SmearForSmear Selfie Yet?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women (and men) across social media are being urged to share selfies with lipstick smeared on their face as part of a cervical cancer awareness campai...

Why We Shouldn't Lower the Age For Cervical Screening

Anita Mitra | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Mitra

Cervical screening, based around 'The smear test' has been around since the 80's and is not aimed at diagnosing cancer, but at detecting abnormal cells that may turn into cancer in the future. These cells can then be removed, and the screening program has been shown to reduce cases of cervical cancer by 75% in this country. Not all abnormal cells need removing; the younger the woman and the milder the changes, and the more likely they are to spontaneously regress with time. The reason for this is due to the natural history of the human papilloma virus (HPV), which we know to be the causative agent of cervical cancer.

26-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Cervical Cancer - Should The Smear Test Age Be Lowered?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 26-year-old woman has died from cervical cancer after she was denied a smear test at the age of 24 on the grounds of being too young, her husband cl...

'I Can't Remember When I Last Had A Smear Test'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Katie Price shocked her FUBAR radio show listeners on Tuesday, when she revealed that she can’t remember the last time she had a cervical screening,...

This Woman's Hilarious Rap Will Convince You To Get A Cervical Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE With the worrying statistics that one quarter of women putting off their cervical smear test for fear or emb...

Cervical Cancer Did This To A Teenager Who Was Told She Was Too Young For A Smear Test (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A teenager who aspired to be a model has died from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young, her family claim. So...

Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

Jade Lane | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Lane

An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.

Women Who Don't Have Smear Tests: Mind-Boggling, Stupid and Dangerous

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

When did smear tests become something optional? Something we'd try and squeeze in if we had time? Or do more women need to die from cervical cancer before we get the message? It beggars belief that smear tests - which can help spotlight at-risk women and help prevent cervical cancer - are seen as something that isn't absolutely necessary.

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.

Smear Tests Are At A 15-Year Low

PA | PA | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low, a charity has warned. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has raised concerns about th...

Sex Abuse Victims Less Likely To Have Smear Tests

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who were sexually abused in childhood are less likely to attend cervical cancer screenings than other women, research suggests. The National ...

Why We Shouldn't Forget the Legacy of Jade

Shan Ellis | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Shan Ellis

My diagnosis was cervical cancer. I was 32, had a five-year-old and a one-year-old who were reliant on me. Very quickly during the following weeks I had a partial hysterectomy, and intense chemotherapy which intensified over the space of the following six months.

'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...

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.

Simple HPV Screening Could Cut Number Of Smear Tests

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of women every year could be spared invasive tests thanks to simple screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer. I...