Findings of a recent research suggest that there is a decline in cervical cancer screening rates. Research commissioned by charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust suggests that an estimated one in five women don’t undergo screening tests at regular intervals.
The research discovered that the major reason behind the missing out of the test is that GPs don’t have a flexible timing, availing which; these women can visit the GP at any time. Majority of women at present are working and it is most the times hard to skip the job and visit a GP for screening tests.
Statistical reports suggest that there has been a sharp fall in the rates of women undergoing cervical cancer screening tests over the past decade, it has dropped from 3% to 78.6%in 2012.
Further, it was administered that amongst women aged between 25 and 64, an estimated one in five skip the appointment for the test and amongst women aged 35 or less, one in three women miss their appointment.
However, it has been recovered that in case of women, who are aged above 50 years, screening rates have dropped by a major margin of 80% in the year 2010, and is expected to have fallen further by the year 2011.