Many women are
missing the chance to get crucial early cancer treatment as cervical screening numbers hit a ten-year low.
According to Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust many women miss or delay tests
because of work commitments, while others are unaware of the causes, symptoms
and ways to prevent the cancer.
Some women even believe that the screening is not relevant to them, but the
disease is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus, which is transferable
as soon as people begin having intimate relationships.
"The more we can do to stress the importance of this life-saving test
the better," said Robert Music, the trust's director.
He added that each day in the UK, eight women are diagnosed with cervical
cancer and three lives are lost to the disease.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week currently is under way and a new
advertising campaign will also be launched to improve awareness with
promotional activity in major city centres.
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Cancer treatment news : 13 June 2012