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Cervical screening falls to lowest level in 10 years

Drop of 700 over 12 months

The number of women coming forward for cervical cancer screening on the Isle of Man has fallen to its lowest in a decade.

4,404 tests were carried out in the 2020-21 period, a drop of more than 700 compared to the previous 12 months.

Almost 6,300 women underwent screening in 2012-13, but the number has declined in six of the eight years since.

Screening services were suspended for a period last year due to coronavirus.

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