Bring back smear testing during lockdown!

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It has been announced that during the Covid lockdown #3, smear tests on the Isle of Man will be “temporarily suspended”. Cervical cancer very often shows no symptoms until in the very late stages, a cervical smear test is the only way to know whether a lady has precancerous/cancerous cells. 

If caught very early with a smear test, the survival rate for cervical cancer is almost 95%, if left until it reaches later stages, it drops to as low as 57%. 

Please support this petition, Mr Ashford confirmed all cancer screening would be continuing, yet they have cancelled a vital service for women of the island.