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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.

New insights on self-sampling for cervical cancer screening

Results have revealed that around half of those eligible would prefer self-sampling for cervical screening over being tested by a clinician.

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Cervical screening in Wales extended to every 5 years: Why the switch?

Wales announced changes to their routine cervical screening programme this week, moving from 3 to 5 years. We look at the science behind the switch.

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The vaccination of a generation? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series That Cancer Conversation

Dr Ishu Kataria and her team are working out how to get the HPV vaccine to more than 70 million girls and help India ‘eliminate’ cervical cancer.

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“That is what I dream”: India’s journey to rolling out the HPV vaccine

We spoke to Dr Ishu Kataria who works with WHO to prevent the spread of infections like HPV, which causes 99% of cervical cancers worldwide.

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“The power of science”: HPV vaccine proven to dramatically reduce cervical cancer

New results find that the HPV vaccine was shown to dramatically reduce cervical cancer rates by 90% in women in their 20s who were offered it at age 12 to 13.

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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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