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When to test women for human papillomavirus: Take this opportunity to screen for anal cancer too

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:237
  1. Awori J Hayanga, general surgery resident (
  1. University of Michigan Health Systems

    Editor—The impact of screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) on the rates of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia is topical. 1 The introduction of routine cytological screening has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer.

    Despite obvious similarities, anal cancer has not been given the same level of attention. There are …

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