Welsh Cervical Smear Test Roadshow

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Cervical Screening Wales and the cancer charity Tenovus have joined forces to promote cervical cancer screening.  Welsh Students are being targeted for smear tests as part of a three-week roadshow.http://bbc.in/zifKWU

Screening rates for women in Wales in the target age group is 76.4%. Screening rates rose across the UK following the high profile case of reality TV star Jade Goody, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2008 and died in March 2009. However later figures showed the effect appeared to be temporary.

The roadshow aims to promote European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (ECCP), an annual event which encourages women to take up the offer of screening in their own country.