Cervical cancer: One-in-three women in Manchester are missing potentially life-saving smear test appointments

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Women in Manchester are being urged to ensure bracelets they have regular screening for cervical cancer as figures show almost one in three in the city are missing appointments.

Campaigners at the UK’s only dedicated cervical cancer charity have launched a huge awareness campaign aimed at boosting the figures.Watch movie online John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

It comes as experts have also called for the screening programme – known cartier bracelet
as the smear test – to be extended to over 64s.

National charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has launched advertising on buses urging women to have regular tests.
It says those missing out are putting themselves at risk of developing skin cancer.

Robert Music, the charity’s chief executive, said: “The NHS cervical screening programme saves around 5,000 UK lives every year and yet one in three women in Manchester failed to attend screening last year.

“I had a letter asking me to come to a meeting with a consultant to discuss my results. That’s when cartier jewelry review
I knew something was wrong”
“It’s time that we see a shift in awareness of the importance of screening across women of all ages.”

Manchester was chosen as one of four cities for the campaign as figures show that screening uptake in the city is below average.

Across all age groups, 28.9pc failed to attend screening, compared with 22.2pc across England.

Numbers increased further among women in Manchester aged 50-64, with 29.4pc failing to attend.

The charity’s own report found that a lack of knowledge about the cause of the disease and who can be affected seems to be contributing to women aged 50 and 64 not attending screening.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Screening is the most effective way of preventing cervical cancer and is offered to women aged 25 to 64 on the NHS.

Reality TV star Jade Goody’s battle with cervical cancer drew significant attention to the disease and there was a spike in women getting themselves tested following her death in 2009, but numbers have declined since.

Experts at the University of Keele have called for screening to be rolled out to women over 64 after their research cartier love bangle showed that 20 per cent of new cases fall in that age group – after which the screening programme currently ends.

Around half of cervical cancer deaths occur in women over 65.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Sue Sherman, senior lecturer in psychology at Keele University, said: “Regular screenings have the potential to catch the disease early and reduce the victims of cervical cancer dramatically.”

Sarah Williams, Cancer Research UK’s health information manager, said; “We need to make sure that women are aware of the screening options available to them at different ages, and that barriers to taking part are addressed.”

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