Sheffield news Cancer fears as 300,000 Yorkshire women miss latest smear test PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Tests are vital in helping to save lives but sometimes women are anxious or embarrassed to go for them

Sheffield news Cancer fears as 300,000 Yorkshire women miss latest smear test PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Tests are vital in helping to save lives but sometimes women are anxious or embarrassed to go for them

Sheffield news  Cancer fears as 300,000 Yorkshire women miss latest smear test PremierLeague-News.Com
23 June 2022 - 04:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Shock figures show more than 340,000 women in Yorkshire have missed their latest smear test. At the end of December last year, nearly a third of women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 49 (30.4%) and a quarter of those aged 50 to 64 (24%) were not up to date with their cervical screening. This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, and charities are encouraging those eligible to get their tests booked. Screening coverage for those aged 25 to 49, who should be tested every three years, was 69.6% in Yorkshire at the end of December 2021. That was up from 69.5% in December 2020, but down from 72.5% in December 2019. That means of those eligible to be screened, 241,999 in this age group in Yorkshire were not up to date with the vital health check at the end of last year. Read more: Sad state inside former Kirklees council wedding venue which dates back to 1890 Meanwhile, those aged 50 to 64 should be tested every five years. In Yorkshire, 76% of those in this age group were up to date with screening at the end of December, leaving 100,654 unchecked, which was down from 76.2% in December 2020, and down from 77.8% in December 2019. December 2021 saw the lowest level of coverage for this age group since at least March 2013. Samantha Dixon, chief executive, ofJo's Cervical Cancer Trust, said: "Cervical screening is vitally important – it can help to stop cancer before it starts, saving lives. Yet in some parts of the country, as few as one in two women and people with a cervix don't attend cervical screening when invited. "This can be for a number of reasons. Some aren't able to find an appointment that fits around work commitments, while some feel anxious or embarrassed. Others may have experienced sexual violence, or are living with endometriosis, menopause or vaginismus.

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."Across England, just 67.9% of those aged 25 to 49 invited to screening had had a test in the previous three years as of March last year. That was the lowest level since records began in 2002. Rates had improved slightly in March 2020, when 70.2% of those in this age group had been tested. However, generally the proportion going to their screening has been falling since a high of 74.0% in March 2010 - a peak most likely due to the Jade Goody effect, following publicity around the reality star’s illness and death from cervical cancer in March 2009. Among those aged 50 to 64, 72.1% had been tested in the previous five years as of March 2021, down from 74.6% in 2020 and 74.8% in 2019. It was the lowest rate in 20 years. Invitations for cervical screening were suspended in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed from June 2020. While those with symptoms or previous history were still seen, checks were put on hold for those who were lower risk. Cervical screening checks a sample of cells from the cervix for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). These types of HPV can cause abnormal changes to the cells, which can go on to cause cancer, and are called "high risk" types of HPV. If these types of HPV are found during screening (an HPV positive result), the sample of cells is then checked for abnormal changes. If abnormal cells are not treated, they may turn into cervical cancer. Read next: Once 'happy-go-lucky' man wrongly named a paedophile by police took his own life Major Huddersfield shopping centre buyout to 'breathe new life into town centre' Burton in Lonsdale helicopter tragedy victims named as pilot Ian MacDonald and 16-year-old boy Admarsu Rotherham mum whose daughter died in labour says Barnsley Hospital staff 'ignored alarm bells' and 'faffed around' Man 'forced into a van' in Sheffield as police launch investigation

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