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Women over 50 urged not to skip smear tests

by admin | 16th January 2014

Women aged 50 and older are being warned of the dangers of skipping smear tests.

A Cancer Research UK study reveals women who fail to attend for the screening after their 50th birthday are six times more likely to end up with cervical cancer.

The findings in PLoS Medicine serve as a reminder that screening saves lives, says the charity.

In most of the UK, women aged 25 to 64 are invited for screening.

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