Jade Goody battle signals U-turn on cervical cancer screening for under 25s

As I have already stated in previous posts, while I am uncomfortable with certain aspects of the Jade Goody media coverage, I am nevertheless happy that it has raised awareness of cervical cancer, cancer in younger women and the need for cervical screening programmes.  Today the Daily Mail reports that a review of the benefits of cervical cancer screening for women under 25 in England was announced. In the wake of the Jade Goody cancer battle, the Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening will consider the available evidence available evidence of the risks and benefits of screening younger women, including incidence and death rates.

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