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A woman who is worried

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

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Lauren Geall
  • Smear tests and cervical cancer.
    Long Reads

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

  • Chrissy Teigen
    Life

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

  • Life

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

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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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Cervical cancer smear test
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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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.

A doctor holding a cervical swab
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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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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