Cervical Cancer: February 2007 Archives

Young women at threat of cervical cancer


smear test Thousands of young women could be at risk of life-theatening cervical cancer after being excluded from the NHS screening programme, say doctors.

Regular smear tests are no longer offered to women under 25 and experts say at least 3,000 women will develop abnormalities that could result in cancer if left untreated.

A change of policy in 2004 stopped women aged 20 to 24 years from getting screening tests on the grounds it could do 'more harm than good'.

About this Archive

This page is a archive of entries in the Cervical Cancer category from February 2007.

Cervical Cancer: January 2007 is the previous archive.

Cervical Cancer: December 2007 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.