Cervical cancer news

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.

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