30/07/2014 13:28 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Cervical Cancer Screenings: Why Are We Putting Them Off?

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,


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