Over 50? This is one appointment you should keep…

February 18, 2014

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

_72277050_lm_of_cervical_smear_showing_severe_dysplasia-spl-1Want to know what this is? No, not a pretty chiffon scarf… this is an image of abnormal cells in the cervix that could turn into cancer if left untreated.

Cancer Research UK did a study that revealed that women who don’t bother with screening after they are fifty are six times more likely to end up with cervical cancer. Most women in the UK are invited for screening up to the age of 64, but there has been a steady decline in attending screening appointments. Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, but usually when found at a very early stage through screening.

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