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Health chiefs in smear test plea to women
8:00am Friday 31st January 2014 in News
To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, health bosses from NHS England are encouraging women in Craven to make sure they have smear tests when they are invited by their GP.
Smear tests are the best way to identify abnormal changes in the cells at an early stage which can help to prevent cancer before it happens.
Rona Daniels, screening and immunisation lead from NHS England, West Yorkshire, said: “It is estimated that early detection and treatment can prevent up to 75 per cent of cervical cancers. If abnormalities are detected at an early stage then treatment can reduce the risk of cervical cancer developing.”