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Shorter interval between cervical screens will reduce incidence of cervical cancer

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:310
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Reducing the interval between cervical screens from five to three years will substantially reduce the incidence of cancer of the cervix, new research has shown.

    In 2003, the NHS cervical screening programme announced that the screening interval would be reduced to three years in women aged 25-49 and fixed at five years in those aged 50-64, and that women aged under 25 years would no longer be invited for screening.

    The new research, …

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