Cervical Cancer

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th June 1988.

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Photo of James Arbuthnot James Arbuthnot , Wanstead and Woodford 12:00 am, 14th June 1988

As most deaths from cervical cancer occur in women who have never had a smear test and as, if they had had a test, the chances are that the condition would have been 100 per cent. curable, does my hon. Friend agree that the areas on which the Government should be concentrating are, first, to encourage women to register with general practitioners and, secondly, to publicise the effective success of smear tests?