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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done to prevent...

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

A large analysis of cervical tumour samples has found distinct genetic ‘signatures’ that could better define the disease.

Welsh government to introduce improved screening tests for cervical and bowel cancers

The Welsh government has announced “hugely positive” changes to its screening programmes for both cervical and bowel cancer.

Less regular cervical screening could benefit women, study suggests

Extending the gap between cervical screening tests from five to 10 years is safe for women who test negative for the human papillomavirus (HPV).

More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening

A new study has found that cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths

Cervical cancer screening in England to use ‘more accurate’ viral DNA test

The NHS cervical screening programme in England will switch to first testing women for signs of infection with the virus that causes cervical cancer.

Committee recommends upgrades to NHS bowel and cervical screening programmes

The UK National Screening Committee has proposed changes to existing screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer.

Public don’t realise screening can help prevent cancer

The public don’t fully understand the purpose of all the national cancer screening programmes, with few people aware that some can prevent the disease

Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls think they don’t need HPV jab

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the HPV because they feel they don’t need to have it.

Single HPV vaccine dose could be as effective against infection as multiple doses

A single dose of Cervarix - a vaccine against two types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) - could be as effective in preventing infections as multiple doses.

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