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Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

8% of Polish women accept invitations to have cervical smear tests.

No, it's not pleasant, but neither is cancer.

Re: Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

I don't think anyone wants to have smear tests. I wonder what the uptake of the new HPV vaccination will be for teenage girls.

Re: Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

Women tend not to act on heart attacks either!
HPV vaccinations should be on an opt-out basis only.

Re: Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

... and as for HPV, there's also been an increase in the US in throat cancer caused by it.

Re: Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

"Women tend not to act on heart attacks either!"

I think you're wrong there varsovian. It's men who tend to not go to the doctor until it's too late. - Well known fact.


"HPV vaccinations should be on an opt-out basis only."

Agreed. Why are they not vaccinating men too? Seeing as they pass it on.

Re: Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

I'm right about the female heart attack comment - men suffer more heart attacks but their survival rate is better because they complain at lower heart pain levels and get treatment.

Re: Cancer - vast majority of Polish women refuse smear tests

Varsovian I think that's more to do with the fact that women go to the doctor more for aches and pains and get dismissed as being hypochondriacs with indigestion or just told they are depressed and sent home again.

Men get taken more seriously when they do turn up at docs because they are more likely to ignore symptoms.