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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1318

England sees big fall in cervical cancer incidence: The rate of diagnosis of cervical cancer in England fell by 43% in 40 years from 15 new cases per 100 000 women in 1971 to nine per 100 000 in 2011. The death rate fell by 70% over the same period, from eight deaths per 100 000 women to two per 100 000 in 2011. In 2011 there were around 2500 new diagnoses of cervical cancer …

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