Cervical cancer news
Cervical cancer is more common in younger women, with around 3,200 people diagnosed in the UK each year. It develops in the lining of the cervix – the lower part of the womb – and the main symptom is unusual or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Scientists are developing a new drug that combines chemotherapy and light therapy.
Cervical cancer rates in Britain halved between the late 1980s and mid-2000s - but new CRUK figures warn that progress has since been stalling and stagnating.
The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, putting them off cervical screening
Testing for HPV infection as the first step in analysing cervical screening samples is practical and more sensitive than the current programme