Stacey Solomon calls for more research after into women's health after 'scary' ... trends now

Stacey Solomon calls for more research after into women's health after 'scary' ... trends now
Stacey Solomon calls for more research after into women's health after 'scary' ... trends now

Stacey Solomon calls for more research after into women's health after 'scary' ... trends now

Stacey Solomon has called for better research into women's health after being left 'scared' by a recent smear test result.

The Loose Women panelist, 33, told how more education is needed when it comes to an 'abnormal smear' in the wake of Jade Goody's death from cervical cancer aged 27.

Stacey also recalled a moment when her doctor was left baffled when she asked a question about her cervix while giving birth to son Rex in 2019, with the star remarking 'it's not easy being a woman'.

Having her say: Stacey Solomon has called for better research into women's health after being left 'scared' by a recent smear test result

Having her say: Stacey Solomon has called for better research into women's health after being left 'scared' by a recent smear test result

Stacey shares son Rex, three and daughter Rose, 14 months, with husband Joe Swash, 40.  She also has son Leighton, 10, and Zachary, 14, from previous relationships. 

In an interview with The Mirror, she said: 'It’s not easy being a woman. Years ago, I had an abnormal smear test and it really scared me. 

'I think because of what happened with Jade [Goody] we’re not really educated about what it actually means to have an ‘abnormal’ smear, which is a problem in itself.'

Speaking up: The Loose Women panelist, 33, told how more education is needed when it comes to an 'abnormal smear' in the wake of Jade Goody's death from cervical cancer aged 27

Speaking up: The Loose Women panelist, 33, told how more education is needed when it comes to an 'abnormal smear' in the wake of Jade Goody's death from cervical cancer aged 27

Worrying: Stacey also recalled a moment when her doctor was left baffled when she asked a question about her cervix while giving birth to son Rex in 2019

Worrying: Stacey also recalled a moment when her doctor was left baffled when she asked a question about her cervix while giving birth to son Rex in 2019

The former X factor star went on to open up about the moment that her doctor told her that there wasn't enough research into women's health when she questioned if her stretched cervix when giving birth would 'affect any mutated cells'. 

After the medic said they didn't know as 'nobody's tested that out', Stacey shared that it 'seemed mad' that medics were in the dark given that women giving birth from time immemorial.

WHAT IS A SMEAR TEST? 

A smear test detects abnormal cells on the cervix, which is the entrance to the uterus from the vagina.

Removing these cells can prevent cervical cancer.

Most test results come back clear, however, one in 20 women show abnormal changes to the cells of their cervix.

In some cases, these need to be removed or can become cancerous.

Cervical cancer most commonly affects sexually-active women aged between 30 and 45. 

In the UK, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites women aged 25-to-49 for a smear every three years, those aged 50 to 64 every five years, and women over 65 if they have not been screened since 50 or have previously had abnormal results.

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