Cervical cancer news

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.

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