Cervical cancer

  1. The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks

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    Video caption: The story of a woman who played a largely unsung role in countless medical breakthroughs

    In 1951 cells taken from an African American woman suffering from cancer, without her consent, were found to be unique because they carried on reproducing in the laboratory.

  2. Cumbrian women urged to attend new smear test dates

    Ewan Murrie


    There's concern that women in Cumbria have missed cervical cancer screenings during the pandemic, and are now not attending smear test appointments.

    Many appointments were rescheduled or cancelled during lockdown, but services are up and running again, and GPs like Dr Kaye Ward from the Central Lakes Medical Practice in Hawkshead, say it is important to catch up.

    Quote Message: It is as safe as we can possibly make it, it's certainly safer than going to the pub or the supermarket, and the risks of not coming outweigh any risks of coming in." from Dr Kaye Ward
    Dr Kaye Ward
    Tina Gilliland

    Tina Gilliland from West Cumbria has incurable cancer after a tumour in her cervix was diagnosed too late, and she says it's heartbreaking to think she won't see the next generation grow up.

    Quote Message: The two boys are five, and I've got two older granddaughters who are 13 and one coming 14, and I'm not going to see them grow up." from Tina Gilliland
    Tina Gilliland
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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Unable to have smear test after abnormal cells found

    A woman whose test showed abnormal cells fears suspending tests could mean cancer going undetected.

  4. Why You Shouldn't Fear The Smear

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    Video caption: Jess opens up about what really happens when you go for a smear test

    Jess opens up about what really happens when you go for a smear test

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    Video caption: Newlyweds facing terminal cancer enjoy their first Christmas as man and wife.