Cervical cancer news
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
More than 150,000 cervical screening samples were waiting to be tested by NHS laboratories across England last year, according to a report.
Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.
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.