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Cervical cancer testing rates are down by more than half and this terminal patient is pushing for that to change




Less than two years ago, Bendigo woman Casey McIntyre was a thriving, bubbly young woman who had a steady job, loved horseriding and rarely had to go to the doctor.

Now, at the age of 31, she has terminal cervical cancer, despite having received the human papillomavirus vaccination in high school.

She received her stage four diagnosis when she was 29, four years after she had a pap smear.

“I actually went…

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