Bride Dies Of Cervical Cancer At 24... After Being Told She Was 'Too Young' For A Smear Test 7 years ago

Bride Dies Of Cervical Cancer At 24... After Being Told She Was 'Too Young' For A Smear Test

A 24-year-old woman received her last wish of marrying her partner before dying of cervical cancer.

Dawn Weston consulted her GP when she fell ill with crippling back pain but wasn't offered a smear test as she was considered "too young" to be at risk of cervical cancer.

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When her symptoms did not improve, she returned to her doctor several times and eventually underwent a smear test and biopsy, which confirmed she had a terminal case of cervical cancer and was left with just months to live.

Dawn and long-term boyfriend Daniel then arranged a wedding in a number of weeks so she could be granted her last wish before started chemotherapy.

"Dawn wanted to get married before she started gruelling rounds of chemotherapy, so she could keep her hair and some colour in her cheeks. It was a perfect day – I am so thankful I was able to fulfil Dawn’s last wish of becoming my wife," said Daniel.

A few days after her wedding, Dawn started intensive chemotherapy treatment, which caused her to become severely ill and for her hair to fall out. She passed away four months later and her family are now petitioning for a change to UK law so that women under the age of 25 can have routine smear tests.

Photos via Cater News

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