Every day eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three die from the disease. Yet cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to the NHS cervical screening programme and HPV vaccination programme. All women aged between 25 and 50 years old should have a smear every 3 years and from 50-65 years every 5 years.
A whopping 99.8% of cervical cancers can be preveneted by screening. Cancer Research UK keep up to date figures on their website.