Cervical Cancer

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    Why are women diagnosed years later than men for the same diseases?

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

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

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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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Sarah Biddlecombe
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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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Opinion

“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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Lauren Geall
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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

Everything you need to know about DIY smear tests

NHS England is making at-home smear test kits available to some women later this year. Here are all the key facts.

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Moya Crockett
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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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Megan Murray
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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

Life

This is why people are taking loud lipstick selfies on Instagram

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

Posted by
Moya Lothian-McLean
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Life

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.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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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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Life

Young women are avoiding smear tests over fears their vaginas aren’t “normal”

One in four women don’t attend their smear test

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Susan Devaney
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People

Stacey Solomon reveals the effects of being in an abusive relationship

“You don’t even realise it’s happening at first…”

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Kayleigh Dray
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