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Image caption Online booking for cancer screening should be introduced, says the report. Making an appointment for breast and cervical cancer screening should be as simple as booking a plane ticket online, says the man behind an overhaul of the current system in England. Prof Sir Mike Richards said text reminders and out-of-hours appointments were also a good idea. Cervical screening or smear-test rates are at their lowest for a decade. His interim report calls for technology to be used to stop the decline so more lives can be saved. There are three national cancer screening programmes in England:. - Cervical screening - offered to women aged 25 to 64, every three years for women aged up to 49 and every five years from 50 to 64 Full story

24 May