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  • Writer's pictureGrace Smithen

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and I took part in Miss Elegance of the World Ireland Virtual heat winner Mary Mullallys campaign to spread awareness

The week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women aged between 30 to 50 women in the Ireland per day dying from the disease. In women aged 25 to 39 years, cervical cancer is the second most common cause of death due to cancer. Regular cervical screening appointments can prevent up to 75% of instances of cervical cancer, saving 5000 lives per year. Despite this, many women are reluctant to have this test done with a quarter of women not responding to their screening invitation. Cervical Screening Awareness Week is organised by the charity Jo’s trust, a charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer or abnormalities.

We all wore pink to show our support 💗

Here is the campaign video 💗

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