One in three women are missing their smear test

It only takes just a few minutes to have a smear, but almost a thousand women are dying from cervical cancer a year as screenings have hit a new low in the UK.

Only one in three are keeping up with their tests, with women in the younger age groups admitting to being embarrassed or scared by the thought of a test.

A total of 1.4 million women across the UK did not take up their screening invitation last year.

We speak to Frankie Appleyard, who was just 26 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer three years ago.

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