UK ranks among lowest in Europe on cervical cancer survival

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 12 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:764
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Rates of survival for cervical cancer in the United Kingdom are among the lowest in Europe, a new study shows.

    The study, which was published online in Gynecologic Oncology on 30 March (, doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2007.01.048) and was based on data from more than 70 000 women in 18 countries, shows that survival in Europe overall has improved slowly but steadily but that the trend is not geographically uniform, with central European countries and the UK seeing little or no improvement.

    Some of the biggest differences between countries were among women aged over 75. The five year survival rate in this group was below 30% in …

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