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Earlier access to cervical cancer screening could move a step closer today as a Liverpool MP presents the case for a full debate on the issue to a Parliamentary Committee.
Steve Rotheram, who represents Walton, will address the Backbench Business Committee and formally call for a debate after the number of people signing an e-petition in support of one reached almost 320,000.
Campaigners began their push for a change in medical procedure after the death in March of Merseyside teenager Sophie Jones.
The MP for Wirral South Alison McGovern has spoken in Parliament about the death of Sophie Jones from cervical cancer.
She asked the Prime Minister to look into why Sophie was not able to get a cervical smear test.
More than 200,000 people have added their names to a petition calling for MPs to consider a parliamentary debate into lowering the age limit for cervical screening.
It follows the death of 19-year-old Sophie Jones from Merseyside.
Her family say she was told she was too young to have cervical cancer and refused the tests which could have diagnosed the disease.
The family of Sophie Jones say they can't believe 165,000 people have signed their petition calling for cervical smears to be available to under 25s if they think they need one. Sophie was 19 when she died of cervical cancer last weekend.
Her mother Peri and sister Chelsea spoke to Tony Morris and Lucy Meacock on Granada Reports
More than 100 thousand people have now signed an e-petition calling for the age cervical cancer screening starts to be lowered.
It follows the death of 19 year old Sophie Jones from Merseyside. Her family say she was told she was too young to have cervical cancer.
A debate could now be held on the issue in Parliament.
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The family of a teenage girl who died of cervical cancer say the age that screening starts must be lowered.
Sophie Jones, who was 19, died at the weekend at a hospice in Merseyside. Her family say she was told she was too young to have cervical cancer.
Vicky Grimes reports:
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Thousands of people have signed a petition to lower the age of cervical screening following the death of Sophie Jones.