• Tracey in the Daily Express: a routine smear test saved my life

    A Routine Smear Test Saved My Life The Jade Goody effect has evaporated, with one in four women missing their last cervical cancer screening test.

    A recent survey revealed we are now more likely to visit the doctor with symptoms of a cold than the early signs of the disease.

    Television’s leading sex and dating expert Tracey Cox is not easily shocked but those statistics horrify her, because a smear test saved her life.

    “If I had not been screened I would not be here,” she says with the matter-of-fact directness that has become her hallmark through shows such as The Sex Inspectors and Would Like To Meet.

    Having a sister who is a family planning nurse, Tracey knew the importance of regular smears and never missed a check...

    Read the full article on the Daily Express website.