The BBC has reported on the death of a former nurse, Julie O’Connor, whose cervical cancer was misdiagnosed by the NHS.

According to the BBC, Mrs O’Connor had a cervical smear in 2014 which returned a negative response.

Three years later, she was diagnosed privately with cervical cancer.

Her husband has apparently requested that the coroner consider a public inquiry to try to ensure that the same experience does not affect other women.

Although relatively rare, approximately 1000 women in the UK die from cervical cancer every year. It requires prompt diagnosis and treatment to avoid spreading to other parts of the body.

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