Steep rise in rates of cervical cancer among young women

Steep rise in rates of cervical cancer among young women

Cancer Research UK have released figures

There has been a steep rise in rates of cervical cancer among women aged 25 to 29, a charity has warned.

Cancer Research UK said new figures show a decade-long lack of progress in tackling the disease, with worryingly low numbers of women attending screening.

While the death of TV star Jade Goody in 2009 boosted the numbers of young women seeking screening, that effect has now long worn off.

The latest figures show that 3,192 women on average are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, with most of these in younger age groups, Cancer Research UK said.

It said around 400 cases a year are in women aged 25 to 29.

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