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Screening reduced cervical cancer deaths by more than two thirds, UK study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5026 (Published 16 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5026
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Regular cervical screening at least every five years is associated with a 67% reduction in cervical cancer that translates into a 70% reduction in deaths from the disease, a study has found.1

The study, reported in the British Journal of Cancer, is the first to assess the impact of screening on deaths from cervical cancer by using information …

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