Thursday, 7 February 2019

Cervical screening intervals should be extended

Cervical screening intervals should be extended Women would be better protected by a switch from cytology (smear) testing to screening for high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection with longer intervals between examinations, suggests a study* published today in The BMJ.
UK researchers concluded that screening for HR-HPV infection works well in practice and is more sensitive than smear testing, offering greater protection against cervical cancer. On Medica

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