Cancer awareness week encourages screening

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Women are being encouraged to go for a cervical screening test during Cervical Screening Awareness Week, June 8 to 14.

Over 20% of women in the UK still fail to attend cervical screening when invited and The Eve Appeal is determined to encourage more women to attend.

Cervical screening can prevent cervical cancer and is estimated to save up to 5,000 lives each year and yet attendance is still falling.

Each year in the UK over 3,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and more than half of these are in women under the age of 50.

Although very rare in women under 25, it is the second most common cancer in women under 35.

Robert Marsh, CEO of The Eve Appeal said: “The earlier cervical cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome will be.”

The Eve Appeal raises funds for research and raises awareness of gynaecological cancers.