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Cervical Cancer

HPV shame could put women off cervical cancer screening

The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, putting them off cervical screening

HPV cervical screening test switch ‘effective’, says pilot study

Testing for HPV infection as the first step in analysing cervical screening samples is practical and more sensitive than the current programme

Thousands of cervical screening samples are waiting to be tested, says report

More than 150,000 cervical screening samples were waiting to be tested by NHS laboratories across England last year, according to a report.

Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

Too soon to say cervical cancer DNA test will ‘revolutionise screening’

A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used in cervical screening.

Computer simulation suggests testing for HPV first could mean cervical screening can be stopped earlier

Cervical screening could be stopped at the age of 55 for some women if the HPV test is used first, according to a new computer simulation study.

HPV vaccine is safe and reduces cell changes that can become cancer

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is safe and effective in reducing cell changes, a new review has confirmed.

NHS data shows drop in cervical cancer screening attendance

Less than three quarters of eligible women are attending cervical cancer screening appointments in England, according to new figures.

The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

HPV jab means women only need three cervical screens in a lifetime

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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