Tuesday 21 October 2014

Young bride considered 'too young' for smear test dies of cervical cancer

Published 14/08/2014 | 20:06

Credit: Twitter/ Dawn Weston

A young woman who was refused a smear test at the age of 24 has died from cervical cancer just four months after her wedding.

Dawn Weston, from East Sussex, was initially refused a test as the age limit in the UK is 25.

She had attended the doctors as she had been suffering from extreme back pain.

A month after her first complaint, doctors agreed to the test.

The young woman was then diagnosed with terminal cancer last December, mere months after her original request. 

Mrs Weston, who died aged 26, and her fiancee Daniel (28) decided to bring their wedding ceremony forward. 

Dawn passed away four months later.

Her family are now petitioning to change the law so that women under the age of 25 are able to have routine smear tests.

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