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Improving cancer care for the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ communities experience inequalities throughout their cancer journey, including in screening and diagnosis, clinical care, communication and overall experience. Find out about the barriers the community faces and the commitments required to improve cancer care for LGBTQ+ people.

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One in 5 less likely to take part in cancer screening

A Cardiff University-led UK-wide survey has found that more than 1 in 5 people are less likely to take part in cancer screening than before the pandemic.

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Do as I say, not as I do – when the professional becomes personal 

I’ve worked here for over 5 years now. Before that, I worked in the NHS for 6. You’d think I’d be a model patient, so why did I only just learn that I’m absolutely covered in abnormal moles?

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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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Committee recommends upgrades to NHS bowel and cervical screening programmes

The UK National Screening Committee has proposed changes to existing screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer.

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Routine smear test in women under 25 would cause more harm than good

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.

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HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third

Testing women for HPV first to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of cervical cancer a year in England.

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‘Jade effect’ helps save lives as cervical cancer rates rise

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.

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HPV testing in screening programme saves 3,500 women from unnecessary tests

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.

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Two HPV tests better than one for cervical screening

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.

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