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Cervical cancer screenings

EDM (Early Day Motion) 245: tabled on 04 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the importance of attending cervical cancer screenings when invited; further notes the work done by the Public Health Agency in encouraging women to ensure cervical cancer screenings are carried out regularly; notes the devastating number of women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; is aware that on average 81 people are diagnosed and 21 people die of cervical cancer in Northern Ireland each year; notes that this screening is not just a test for cancer but is also a preventive measure; understands that it is not an easy procedure for many women but helps save lives; and highlights the importance of accepting cervical cancer screening invitations and that support is there should the process become distressing or cause anxiety.