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"I'll never have another smear test"

Louisa Compton | 14:53 UK time, Monday, 2 March 2009

That's what Vicki from Dumfries told us this morning. She finds cervical cancer screening too intrusive and has opted out of ever having another test. We also heard from Lauren in Belfast, who says she'd rather not know if she's got cancer, so she's also decided not to have any more smears. And there are plenty more of you avoiding smears - more than 20% of women eligibale for screening do not go for regular tests. Are you one of them? Why?

Hear Vicki and Lauren talking to Tessa Shewan, who had cervical cancer herself and now raises awareness for Jo's Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you or someone you know if affected by cancer Macmillan Cancer Support can help. Visit or call 0800 500 800 to speak to a nurse.


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