Petitions and activism
Petition for more women's health checks to become available by NHS
elishah · 07/05/2021 01:18
Hello, everyone! Please, need your help to ask the gov to:
- Offer ultrasound scans to women as soon as they have a positive pregnancy test. By providing an ultrasound screening to women as early as they find out they are pregnant, there are more chances to detect and prevent an ectopic pregnancy, and avoid unnecessary surgery. Other countries offer screenings at around 4-5 weeks.
- Offer free cervical screening test once a year to women age 25 to 60. Women age 25-60 deserve to have regularly smear tests to help prevent cervical cancer. Cervical screening should be offered free through the NHS once a year. Unfortunately with tests every 3 years too many people are dying. More regular testing could help prevent this.
Let's get to 10000 signatures! Please, sign & share:
soniamumsnet · 07/05/2021 11:30
Hi @elishah just letting you know that we've moved this over to the Petitions folder, which is the only area where we allow this type of thread.
PlanDeRaccordement · 07/05/2021 12:25
On #2, the cervical screening should be from age 18 or sexually active whichever comes first. It should also not stop at age 60 as risk of cervical cancer actually increases in your 70s. They just have 60 as upper age limit because cervical cancer is usually slow and if women die post age 67, yay government saves by not paying them a pension. Old women =worthless to their minds.
MissyB1 · 07/05/2021 12:38
I would like to see more Gynae care for older women too. We need research into some kind of screening tools for ovarian or endometrial /womb cancers.
I had breast cancer 5 years ago - which puts me at more risk of Gynae cancers, No one talked about that to me, no tests were arranged, it's just taken as a risk I should live with. Its only because I can afford to pay for tests that I have now been diagnosed with a potential womb cancer and I'm booked for a hysterectomy.
elishah · 07/05/2021 15:06
elishah · 07/05/2021 21:51
It is scientific evidence.
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