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Early day motion 730 – CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION WEEK 2015

January 26, 2015 | By | No Comments

Session: 2014-15

Date tabled: 26.01.2015

I signed: 26.01.2015

Primary sponsor: Brooke, Annette

Sponsors: Fitzpatrick, Jim|Durkan, Mark|Sheridan, Jim|Champion, Sarah|Dodds, Nigel

That this House notes that 25 to 31 January 2015 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is aimed at raising awareness of the causes and symptoms of cervical cancer and improving prevention efforts; further notes that eight women are diagnosed with, and three women die from, cervical cancer every day, despite the fact that it is largely preventable through HPV vaccination and cervical screening; further notes that, although all women aged 25 to 64 are invited to a free cervical screening test every three to five years, over 20 per cent, particularly those from disadvantaged areas, do not attend for screening; asks that relevant community and age-specific information is made available to women about cervical cancer symptoms, prevention and related issues; recognises what it considers to be the excellent work of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in supporting women and their families; and asks hon. Members, clinicians and policymakers to join the fight to eradicate cervical cancer.

Link: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/730

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