Welcome to Amber's Law
Amber Rose Cliff tragically passed away on January 8th 2017 as a result of cervical cancer which spread to her lungs and throat after a four year battle.
She had repeatedly asked her GP for a smear and this request was denied many times for a number of reasons, the main one being that at 22 she wasn’t old enough, as you need to be 25.
Amber then went private and was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer and underwent gruelling chemotherapy, radiotherapy and many surgical operations during this time. She was a university graduate and held a good job as a housing officer with Gentoo.
Amber left behind Family, many close friends, partner and work colleagues who are all devastated.
We are pushing through Amber’s Law to change the current cervical smear test law from the current age of 25 down to 18 which will give young women a better chance of detection and survival and hopefully stop the pain and heartache Amber and her friends and family went through.
Amber’s Law is an ongoing petition to change the NHS guidelines around cervical screening so that it is available to high-risk groups from the age of 18
Amber went to the doctors multiple times and was refused a screening on all of these occasions because her age was below the NHS guidelines. Amber then went on to pay for a private screening at the age of 21 and found she had cervical cancer that had been there for 2-4 years already.
This over the course of four years spread to her lungs and her throat and Amber sadly died at the age of 25.