The UK National Screening Committee has proposed changes to existing screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer.
A study shows that the potential benefits of a national cervical cancer screening programme for women under the age of 25 are outweighed by the harms.
THE rate of new cervical cancers diagnosed in the UK increased by 15 per cent in a year, according to figures from Cancer Research UK today.
Testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) as part of cervical screening reduces the number of women unnecessarily going on for further tests by over a third, new research shows today.
Doing the human papillomavirus (HPV) test twice with a short interval between tests would reduce the number of women having unnecessary treatment, new research shows.
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could need only two HPV screening tests for the rest of their lives according to new calculations being presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
Giving women who smoke advice on quitting when they go for cervical smear tests could be an effective way of saving even more lives – according to new research published today in the British Journal of Cancer. If introduced, the measure could benefit hundreds of thousands of women every year.
Death rates from cervical cancer in the Republic of Ireland exceed those in all other regions in Britain and Northern Ireland because there is no national screening programme, claims a new report published in the British Journal of Cancer1.