Tutor Louise spreads message in cervical cancer screening campaign

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Tutor Louise spreads message in cervical cancer screening campaign

Louise Turnbull is taking part in a regional campaign to ensure that women keep appointments to have their NHS cervical smear test which can detect the early signs of cancer.

The passionate Tutor, who teaches Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Health and Social Development students as well as lecturing in the School of Health and Wellbeing on University Courses at Burnley College, was spurred to take action after the tragic death of her good friend Sarah, a mother-of-two, aged 36.

Louise is part of a group of Sarah's friends who have dubbed themselves Sarah's Angels to spread the message of the importance of cervical smear testing following Sarah's death five years ago. They have also raised more than £20,000 for East Lancashire Hospice, where Sarah spent his final days.

She said: "The figures for women taking up the offer of a free NHS smear test are reducing every year so it is vital that we keep the importance of them in the spotlight. It takes only a few minutes but it can save your life."


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