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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.

6 things you need to know about cervical screening

It’s completely up to you whether to go to cervical cancer screening. But the answers to these 6 questions could help you decide.

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The (un)usual suspects – how early detection research embraces interdisciplinary science

Meet two of the latest Primer Awardees and find out why forensic science and nanomaterials are, in fact, ideal backgrounds for cancer research

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Let’s talk about HPV: 6 common questions answered

We want to have a conversation about human papillomavirus (HPV), starting with 6 questions about HPV people frequently ask our Cancer Research UK nurses.

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Research shows one size doesn’t fit all for cervical screening in the trans and non-binary community

Dr Alison Berner and team asked 140 trans men and non-binary people to share their past experiences and attitudes towards cervical screening.

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The lowdown on WHO’s plans to create a ‘cervical cancer-free future’

Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced their plans to create a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem.

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HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk

Long awaited study results have confirmed that the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine substantially reduces invasive cervical cancer risk.  

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Cervical cancer progress falters as screening uptake hits record lows

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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