Tributes have been pouring in for cancer victim Amber Rose Cliff and her family.
Readers are shocked by the death of the 25-year-old Wearside woman, who died following a battle with cervical cancer, and have given their overwhelming support to Amber’s family and their campaign to allow women younger than 25 a smear test.
Should definitely be lowered and the same should be for breast cancerLisa Wilkinson
Among the comments on the Echo’s Facebook page, were:
Sheila Richardson, said: “How many young women’s lives could have been saved if this test was offered earlier?”
Dean Angus, said: “Of course it should be lowered, too many sad stories of young women dying because of this.”
Stella Anderson, said: “It used to always be 18. The age needs to be lowered. Too many young women are having problems before age 25.”
Debra Unsworth, said: “Cancer can strike any age, so why does the government put an age limit on testing. It beggars belief?”
Lisa M Wilkinson, said: “Should definitely be lowered and the same should be for breast cancer, but even better should not have any age limits.”
Charlotte McGinn, added: “Absolutely think it should be lowered to 18. Even if it saves one life it’s worth it.”
Elle Steel, said: “RIP, thoughts are with all this family, absolutely devastating news such a young beautiful girl taken too soon. Fly high Amber and well done to all your family for fighting for Amber’s Law xxx”
Helen Colquhoun, said: “I’ve signed. How many young girls need to die because of this money-saving exercise?”
Joanne Lomax, said: “This should definitely should be lowered. I can’t believe they have increased the age to 25. My thoughts are with Amber’s family xx❤”
And, Lee Thompson, said: “Please sign the petition and share. This is so important.”