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7:15am 18th January 2012

The family of a Cornish student who died from cervical cancer campaigns to lower the age for smear tests.

23 year old Mercedes Curnow from Crowlas died 10 days before Christmas

Her parents think she would still be alive if under 25s got screened.

They are collecting signatures for a petition and mum Sandra tells the Westcountry Tonight they will hand it to Downing Street physically, because it is a physical disease: "

Duchy campaigner Jeanette Preston says it is more important to know the symptoms.

"I can understand why they're doing it. They're desperate. They've watched their dearly loved family member go through the dreadfulness of this type of cancer and they're desperate to do anything to try and make sure that nobody else suffers in the same way. The reality is that they can't stop some young people tragically dying.

"You will have some symptoms. You will know that things aren't quite right. In any of these cases you just need to go and talk to somebody about it. That's the best way to stop these kinds of cancers developing. Just know your own body".

Four signs which may need checking out are:

Bleeding after making love, or between periods.

Bleeding after the menopause.

An unpleasant discharge.

Pain while making love.

http://www.pantsmatters.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/Mercedes-Curnow-Foundation-for-the-early-detection-of-Cervical-Cancer

7:15am 18th January 2012

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