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Jade Goody saved our lives – meet three women inspired to take smear test by late star

More than 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year, and almost 1,000 lose their lives to the killer disease – yet it is 99.8 per cent preventable with regular screening. Big Brother star Jade Goody’s death at 27 in 2009 led to a surge in women having smear tests. But… Read More »

NHS admits 3,500 MORE women were not sent smear test invites and results

Thousands more women caught in smear test scandal: NHS now admits 50,000 have missed cervical cancer screening results and invites because of blunder by ‘shambolic’ private firm Calls have been reignited for Capita to be stripped of its £330m NHS contract  An additional 3,591 women have been caught up in the screening scandal The NHS… Read More »