Women over 50 ‘putting off cervical screening test’
One in three women over 50 has delayed or not attended their cervical screening test, which should take place every five years, according to a survey from a cervical cancer charity.
The average delay was more than two years, but one in 10 put off the test for more than five years. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust surveyed 1,000 women over 50. It said not attending cervical screening was the biggest risk factor to developing cervical cancer. The survey found a lack of understanding of cervical cancer and cancer screening among women in that age group.