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Why ARE women over 64 not screened for cervical cancer? Older women account for half of deaths in the UK, yet many are excluded from health checks

Why ARE women over 64 not screened for cervical cancer? Older women account for half of deaths in the UK, yet many are excluded from health checks

‘Many women dislike having smears but for me it’s always been a massive reassurance, putting me at my ease that I don’t have a potentially fatal cancer,’ says Marie, 69, a retired insurance clerk who lives in Lincoln. Yet the mother-of-two and grandmother-of-two is now being denied this life-saving screening purely on the grounds of her age.

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