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'Several possible factors' behind cervical screening worries

2020-21 screening levels lowest in 10 years

Worries around body image and cancer could be reasons for less women taking part in cervical screenings.

That's according to the IoM Anti-Cancer Association after the number of screenings on Island fell to the lowest level in 10 years during 2020-21.

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

Screenings were suspended for a period last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sandy Denning is from the association:

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