It's all over the news - if you live in England, you get treated differently to the rest of the UK! In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, women are screened at 20, however in England its 25. Why? The experts say that it's difficult to detect cancer in women under 25, yet the Dept of Health is only enforcing the 25 rule in England! What is the real reason? The official one given or a matter of cost? I know that in North America women are screened for Cervical cancer from 18, and they have annual tests. Anyone with experience screening women for cervical cancer or looking after cancer sufferers got a view on this?