Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Justin Madders is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in their call to make cervical cancer a disease of the past. Cervical screening prevents three-quarters of cervical cancers from developing yet attendance in England is now at a 20 year low.
“I am concerned that only 75% of women in Cheshire West and Chester are taking up their screening invitation.
“Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in the UK. Cervical screening provides the best protection against the disease so it is concerning to hear that so many women are not attending this potentially life-saving test when invited.
“Thanks to the screening programme cervical cancer is a disease that can be prevented. I want to see it eradicated, but to get there we need to work together to increase screening attendance and I would urge the Cheshire West and Chester Council and the West Cheshire CCG to take action to tackle the decline, which could ultimately save lives.”
During January’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22-28 January), Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, will be raising awareness of how women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer, more information can be found at: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/