Cervical Cancer

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  • Cervical cancer screening: why women’s health campaigners are criticising the extension of testing from 3 to 5 years in Wales
    Health

    The reason so many women are outraged over Wales’ changes to cervical cancer screening

  • A woman opening her at-home DIY smear test
    Life

    Everything you need to know about the new at-home DIY smear tests

  • Maya Jama
    Health

    Maya Jama just shared an urgent message for anyone who’s delayed their smear test

Latest Stories

A woman who is worried
Women

What it’s like to be told you have cervical abnormalities in lockdown

“The whole experience hit me a lot harder than I thought.”

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Lauren Geall
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Smear tests and cervical cancer.
Long Reads

“What a rare cervical cancer diagnosis during lockdown taught me about listening to my body”

One writer shares her experience of having cancer in lockdown.

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V Varilly
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Chrissy Teigen
Life

Chrissy Teigen’s smear test photo highlights an urgent issue for women

So many women have had to cancel their smear tests because of Covid-19.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

What happens during a smear test? A doctor answers our questions

Nervous about going for a smear test? Here, a doctor explains what happens during a cervical screening so you know what to expect.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Jennifer Lipman
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Why are women diagnosed years later than men for the same diseases?

No, you're not a hypochondriac for being concerned about your body. The gender health gap is real.

Life

“I was angry at myself for not having a smear test”

Isabel Munoz-Newsome thought she was too young to be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Here, she recalls how embarrassment held her back from having a smear test.

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Amber-Rose Hurst
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Long Reads

These medical breakthroughs could change smear tests forever

Could a cervical screening revolution finally be here?

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Sarah Graham
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Scarlett Moffatt’s “cancer scare” has gone viral
People

Ignore the tabloids: abnormal smear test results are not a “cancer scare”

Scarlett Moffatt’s “cancer scare” has gone viral – but her story has been lost amid scare-mongering headlines.

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Kayleigh Dray
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Scarlett Moffatt attends the Ru Paul's Drag Race UK Launch on September 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
People

Scarlett Moffatt’s abnormal smear results underline how vital it is we all get tested

“The sooner they pick it up, the easier it is to manage,” the TV star, who is awaiting results from a biopsy, reassured her fans.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

There’s a big problem with how we treat women who miss smear tests

A viral tweet has called for greater understanding.

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Lauren Geall
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Long Reads

We asked 50 women about smear tests. The answers were unexpected

“Who knew your cervix could move around so much and then hide at the worst possible moment?”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Lauren Geall
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“Zoella’s smear test videos are an empowering example for young women like me”

The series demystifies a procedure which is so often feared by young women.

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Long Reads

Cervical cancer: “Jade Goody probably saved my life – why aren’t more women going for smear tests?”

Attendance for cervical screening tests is at a 19 year low in England.

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Nicola Appleton
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Life

Think smear tests are difficult? For some women, they’re near impossible

We need to make this procedure inclusive for all women.

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Hannah Price
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Life

“Jade Goody saved my life”: exploring Jade’s legacy, 10 years after her death

Ten years on from Jade Goody’s death, why is smear test take-up at a low?

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Sarah Shaffi
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Lucy Mangan

“Women aren’t attending regular smear tests – and I’m one of them”

“The smear campaign against our bodies is killing us”

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Lucy Mangan
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Michelle Keegan
People

Michelle Keegan admits the three reasons she’s been avoiding her smear test

The actor felt compelled to speak out as cervical screening rates are the lowest in 20 years

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Megan Murray
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Life

This is why people are taking loud lipstick selfies on Instagram

Hint: it's to do with your other pair of lips

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Moya Crockett
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The cervical cancer scandals in England and Ireland, explained

Health services on both sides of the Irish Sea are grappling with cervical cancer crises. Here’s everything you need to know.

Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 11/4/18

The world’s most admired women are revealed, Tanzanian girls get vaccinated against cervical cancer, and more

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Moya Crockett
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