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Newlywed dies of cervical cancer after being ‘too young’ for a smear test

A young woman died from cervical cancer just four months after her wedding, having been repeatedly told she was too young for a smear test.
Dawn Weston was refused a smear test when we she went to the doctors with crippling back pain at the age of 24.
But months later she was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer.
She was refused a test as the age limit in the UK is 25 but just days before she died a routine screening letter was sent to her home.
Her family are now petitioning to change the law so that women under the age of 25 are able to have routine smear tests.

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