Cervical cancer news
Less than three quarters of eligible women are attending cervical cancer screening appointments in England, according to new figures.
Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.
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More than a quarter (28 per cent) of women who are overdue for a smear test don’t know about the cervical screening programme.