I am sure it is just another government idea to cut costs (probably a male dominated decision) making women pay for the costs. Lets face it, cancer drugs cost a lot more and the government stand to make money out of the high prices drugs.
I have copied a couple of paragraphs from above. The first is about the tests. The second is from an actual person which contradicts the Medical advice about the tests. I for one look after No 1 which is me. I will continue to have the tests because of the above.
The Cervical Screening Test is more effective than the Pap test at preventing cervical cancers, because it detects the human papillomavirus (known as HPV), whereas the Pap test looked for cell changes in the cervix. HPV is a common infection that can cause cervical cell changes that may lead to cervical cancer.
Given that I had stage 1 cervical cancer at 26 (and was bloody lucky to keep my uterus and be able to have children) WITH NO EVIDENCE of HPV this makes me very very nervous. There are still cervical cancers that are hormonal.
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Published 27th February 2020