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Dec 2018

More women affected by cervical screening mistake

It has emerged that over 3,500 women have not received NHS cervical cancer screening information. The discovery was made by Capita, the organisation responsible for forwarding screening invitations, during an investigation into an administration error which is already known to have affected 40,000 women in England. The women involved are being written to and NHS…

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Jul 2018

New screening test means hundreds of women could be spared from cervical cancer each year

A study published in the journal JAMA and undertaken by Canadian researchers, has suggested that hundreds of women will be spared from cervical cancer each year when a new test replaces conventional screening. The new test, which screens for the HPV virus, is more accurate than the current testing for abnormal cells because it is…

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