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Cervical cancer screening

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:770
  1. Jocalyn Clark, editorial registrar (
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    Cervical cancer is on the increase, but it is a preventable and treatable disease. Despite ongoing debate about its effectiveness the Pap smear is the chief screening technique identifying women at risk. A paper in this week's BMJ (p 733) suggests that the conventional smear test is superior to the newer technologies that are being used for screening in some …

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