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Screening has halved incidence of cervical cancer in UK

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b807 (Published 24 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b807
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The number of diagnoses of cervical cancer in the United Kingdom has halved since the NHS’s cervical screening programme was introduced in 1988, the latest figures show.

    Cancer Research UK says that the number of diagnoses of invasive carcinoma of the cervix fell from 16 per 100 000 in 1988 to eight per …

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