Rejected petition Keep cervical screening to 3 years and not extended to 5 years.
We need early screening. Extending to 5 years is putting woman's lives at risk. I myself have had treatment thanks to regular screening.
From 1 January 2022, if you are aged 25-49, the gap between routine tests has now changed from 3 to 5 years, meaning an additional 2 years between cervical screening and potentially seeing further deaths from cervical cancer!
On average 3197 cases of cervical cancer are discovered each year with 854 deaths between 2016-2018, with only 51% surviving this type of cancer for more than 10 years.
99.8% of cervical cancer cases are preventable (according to cancer research UK).
INCREASING THE LENGTH OF TIME BETWEEN CERVICAL SCREENING IS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK!
Why was this petition rejected?
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Reinstate cervical screening to every 3 years
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