Irwin Mitchell Produces Cervical Cancer Awareness Leaflet

31.08.2012


Irwin Mitchell has helped produce cervical cancer awareness leaflets in support of the Mercedes Curnow Foundation.

Mercedes died aged just 23 following a late cancer diagnosis after she was refused a smear test.

Her mum, Sandra Cousins, set up the foundation to highlight the importance of smear tests among young women.

Kate Easy, a medical law expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office is helping Sandra with her campaign. She said: “Sandra asked us to help her raise awareness amongst young women about the ‘red flag’ symptoms of cervical cancer and I am delighted to be able to help the foundation by producing these leaflets.

“We hope young women find them informative and useful and they will be distributed to colleges, universities and doctors surgeries to help spread the word.

“Although cervical cancer in young women is rare, the sad fact remains that Mercedes’ case is not isolated. Irwin Mitchell’s medical law team has dealt with a number of cases involving women in their twenties from across the country whose cervical cancer was initially missed by doctors.

“What links most of these cases is the ‘red flag’ symptoms and it is vital women of all ages learnt to recognise these.”

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