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Experts reinforce the importance of cervical screening

Published on 25/03/2010
The number of women taking up potentially life-saving tests to prevent cervical cancer seems to be dwindling, according to UK charity Jo's Trust.

A year after the untimely death of Jade Goody as a result of the disease, experts are worried that less women are attending important cervical screening programmes.

Figures show that in 2008-09, the numbers of eligible women undergoing smear tests increased by just under 400,000 - a rise of around 12 per cent on the back of Jade's cervical cancer awareness campaign.

Infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva and vagina in women.

Robert Music, director of Jo's Trust, said: "In young people, the rates of HPV are very high. There is a view among clinical professionals that if there is HPV testing, it shouldn't be for women under 30.

"HPV is very common and mostly harmless, so there are concerns about offering this test to women when HPV is very common."

Cancer Research UK reports that there are around 2,800 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed nationwide each year.

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