Cervical cancer screening age to be debated in Parliament

The age limit at which young women can be tested for cervical cancer will be debated in Parliament later today. The debate was brought by Peri Cawley, who lost her 19-year-old daughter to the disease in March.

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MP: Women 'should have choice' over smear test age

A mother has prompted a debate in Parliament after losing her 19-year-old daughter Sophie Jones to cervical cancer in March, saying that her child couldn't have a test due to her age.

In the commons, Steve Rotherham MP stated that he wasn't calling for routine cervical screening for all women under 25, but for "guidance, that women should be able to request a smear regardless of their age".

ITV News' Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports:

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