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Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: DIY test could boost amount of cervical cancer screenings

Earlier this year I expressed ­concern that frighteningly large numbers of women weren’t ­taking up cancer screening ­appointments. There are many reasons why women are slow to respond to requests for these crucial tests. In the first instance, a smear test involves a technician taking a sample of cells from the cervix by way of… Read More »

Healthy woman diagnosed with cervical cancer at 25 begs Government to lower smear test age 

‘Healthy’ woman who was told she had advanced cervical cancer aged 25 and had a hysterectomy begs officials to lower the smear test age to 16 Emily-Rae Rushmer had no symptoms other than abnormal bleeding She was diagnosed in November and got progressively more ill over Christmas  She is infertile and went through an early… Read More »