Cervical cancer in the UK news: A look back over 2018, by Dr Rebecca Richards

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

In this week’s blog, I’ve rounded up the most highly publicised cervical cancer UK news articles of 2018. These include the falling rates of cervical cancer screening to a 20-year low, the celebrity endorsement of the #SmearforSmear campaign, the approval for the extension of the HPV vaccination programme to boys and the IT system blunder which meant over 40,000 women failed to received their screening letters.

January 2018

'The Jade Goody effect has long gone': Cervical cancer tests hit 20-year low as charity warns 1.2 million women are risking their lives.