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Symptoms of cervical cancer often go unrecognised, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5912 (Published 29 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5912
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

About a third of young women with cervical cancer present with symptoms, but many do not see their doctor promptly and some experience delays in getting a diagnosis, a study has found.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London set out to document how many young women with cervical cancer had experienced symptoms, whether they had reported them, and how their doctors had responded. The study followed a recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening to audit young women’s routes to diagnosis, …

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