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Cervical screening saves lives

Women between the ages of 25 and 64 in Luton and Bedfordshire are being reminded of the importance of cervical screening.

Since the NHS Cervical Screening Programme was established in1988 there has been a significant reduction in the mortality rate from cervical cancer, saving an estimated 5,000 lives a year. However, figures published by NHS Digital show that the number of women being screened is at a 20-year low, with one in four women failing to respond to letters from their GP surgery inviting them to make an appointment to have this simple but potentially life-saving health check.

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