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Cervical cancer is still missed, despite the availability of screening

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1102-b (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1102
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Failure to be screened is the main reason why women who have comprehensive healthcare insurance still develop invasive cervical cancer, says a large study of the members of seven comprehensive prepaid healthcare plans in the United States, which have a combined membership of more than eight million people.


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    Squamous carcinoma (above) is easier to detect in screening than adenocarcinoma

    Credit: E WALKER/SPL

    Dr M Michele Manos, lead author of the study, which was published …

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