Jess Muggeridge has spent 2019 fighting cervical cancer and doesn’t want any other young woman to go through what she has endured this year.
So, Muggeridge, 23, was not impressed when she heard the Ministry of Health (MOH) were raising the age for cervical screening from 20 to 25.
It’s “complete rubbish,” the New Plymouth school teacher said.
“Having a smear test 100 per cent saved my life. I had no symptoms. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t in any pain. It was completely out of the blue.”