Cervical cancer is the most common form of the disease in women under 30, with around 3,000 new cases diagnosed each year - and it is most often detected following a smear test
Having suffered further health problems, Sorcha did manage to get a smear test
and was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September of that year.
Research has shown almost a third of younger women in the wider Middlesbrough area were missing out on a smear test
Rachel had her first smear at the age of 19, which was reported as inadequate and she was told she needed an early repeat smear test
Every women should attend for a smear test
when invited by their doctor.
The recent Put Yourself in the Picture campaign by cervical cancer charity Jo's Trust found that one in four women in your age group also felt embarrassed about going for smear tests
KirKlees Public Health is supporting the awareness campaign, led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, by helping to highlight the importance of cervical screening and how attending a smear test
can help prevent cervical cancer.
Eamonn Holmes then joked: "It's tremendous to be part of such an institution and not to have had to do the live smear test
Government regulations extending the age limit for a Pap smear test
in an attempt to curb unnecessary healthcare-related expenditure will restrain the growth of the market to a certain extent.
6% of women aged 25 to 64 have had a recent smear test
London, Mar 2 ( ANI ): Women diagnosed with cervical cancer as a result of a smear test
have a far better chance of being cured than women who do not go for tests, a Swedish study suggests.
TENOVUS and Cervical Screening Wales have joined forces to encourage women to have a regular smear test
Samantha Burn went for a routine smear test
in October 2001 when she was 23, then another in November that year after the first was found to be inadequate, but nothing abnormal was found.
A Birmingham mother who had to have a hysterectomy after a hospital failed to spot fatal cervical cancer cells during a smear test
has won a five-figure pay-out.
Last May 2007 I went for my routine three yearly smear test
, but was informed by my surgery that as from 2006 smear tests
are performed every five years now and only up to the age of 68.