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Cervical Cancer - Prevention is in your hands

Today's blog is going to be a little different than my usual ones - focusing on something that I am very passionate about. I came across a news article last week about the rates of cervical cancer screening being at a 20 year low and so I want to take the time to discuss this in a bit more depth as I know first-hand how vital it is for women to attend regular screenings.

Dr Georges Papanicolaou’s screening method (the Pap smear) started in the US in the 1940s and was widely used in the UK a decade later. Papanicoloau's original smear technique obtained cells from the vaginal pool by