Dear Doctors

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Dear Doctors,

Thank you for your recent letter in which you informed me that I am at risk of dying from cervical cancer. I know that you are busy people and it was so thoughtful of you to take time out of your day to remind me of my own mortality. Prior to receiving your letter, I had really been too happy and carefree but this really brought me back down to earth where I belong.

Although I am a perfectly healthy young woman, I do not feel I have enough fear and anxiety in my life. Please could you also enlighten me about the following possible threats to my health? How liklely am I to die of other cancers? Also, how likely is it that I will die in a car crash?

After all, my body belongs to you, dear doctors and you know what its best for me. I am sure that, whatever you decide to do, you have my every happiness in mind.

Yours sincerely

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    If it bothers you so much contact your to and tell him you don't want any more reminders. One less job for him.
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    If only it were as easy as this. The NHS must make a start in informing women of the limitations and inaccuracy of this test, and above all that it is an option and not mandatory. So many women have been conned into believing that they must submit to testing, and GP's have wrongfully been pushing it, as an integral part of any consultation. The choice to opt out should be made perfectly clear on the invitation letters, and women's choices should be respected.
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