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Andrea Bayles Nutritional Therapist
ND, Dip Nutr, Dip Herb, MBANT, MURHP, MCNHC

June Awareness Cervical Screening and Learning Disabilities

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Cervical screening is essential for all women as it is a silent cancer. We all remember Jade Goody sadly died from this disease and from that moment in time, cervical cancer has attracted more media coverage than ever and became headline news for a time. Cervical Cancer awareness week starts on 10th June. Surveys show that 20% of women in the UK still don't have a cervical screen when they are sent a request from their GP.

Cervical screening saves up to 5,000 lives each year, but it is the youngest age group who have had the largest drop in attendance despite Jade's death. 2,900 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year with more than half of the case in women under 50. It is the second most common cancer in women under 35.

I urge you all to ensure that if you experience any irregularities, spotting or pelvic pain, go and get yourself checked out with your Dr.

And learning disabilities awareness week which starts on Monday 18th June. This is a subject close to my heart. I have a son with a severe learning disability but I have him to thank for my introduction into the world of nutrition and complementary therapies. He was born with a rare chromosome abnormality and had many health issues as a baby and child. When he was about 7 years old, we still had no answers to any questions and we sought the help and advice of a Complementary Therapist who changed his life and mine! He was allergic to a number of food groups and intolerant to fats …. Removing these from his diet was the best thing for him and he is now a healthy, fit young man of 18 who enjoys life to the full.

This year's Learning Disability Week continues all the good work that was achieved last year when the "Stand by me" campaign was launched against hate crime.

Over the last year, the work of Mencap campaigners has meant police forces up and down the country have embraced this campaign and have been tackling disability hate crime and now great strides are being made to keep this going


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