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Her doctor told 23-year-old Emma Swain that she was too young for a smear test and that she worried too much about the ‘Jade Goody effect’ after she repeatedly asked him to take the test that could save her life. in 2013.
A young woman who was told 15 times by her GP that she did not need a smear test despite experiencing symptoms of cervical cancer died from the disease just one year later.
However, Emma was later diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2013 and passed away the following October at the age of just 23
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Her GP told Emma Swain 15 times that she did not need a smear test after she started experiencing symptoms of cervical cancer.
The young woman first sought a smear test from her doctor in May 2013 after she began experiencing back pain and bleeding after intercourse.
Over the next four months, Emma contacted her GP another 14 times, but was told that she was too young to get tested and that she should simply change her birth control pill.
Emma’s father Darren, 51, told The Mirror: ‘To have seen one of your children go through that and to know that it could have been prevented is incredibly difficult to accept.
What is cervical cancer and what does a smear test do?
Cervical cancer affects the lining of the lower part of the uterus.
The most common symptom is unusual bleeding, such as between periods, during s*x, or after menopause, but other signs may include:
What is a smear test?
A smear test detects abnormal cells on the cervix, which is the entrance to the uterus from the vagina.
Removing these cells can prevent cervical cancer.
Most of the test results are clear, however, one in 20 women shows abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.
In some cases, these must be removed or they may become cancerous.
Cervical cancer most often affects s*xually active women between the ages of 30 and 45.
In the UK, the NHS Cervical Screening Program invites women aged 25 to 49 to have a smear every three years, women aged 50 to 64 every five years, and women over 65 if they have not. screening tests since age 50 or have previously had results.
Women must be registered with a GP to be invited for a test.
In the US, testing begins when women turn 21 and is done every three years until they reach 65.
Changes in the cells of the cervix are often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be transmitted during s*xual intercourse.