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Recommended time between smear tests could increase thanks to HPV test

Smear tests remove a sample of cells from the cervixLalocracio/Getty By Clare Wilson A new approach for cervical cancer screening set to begin this year in the UK could let women safely wait longer between tests. Existing forms of screening, sometimes known as the smear or pap test, involve brushing some cells from the neck… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »

Record FIVE MILLION British women are overdue for life-saving smear tests

Record FIVE MILLION British women are overdue for life-saving smear tests with many ignoring warnings ‘because they’re embarrassed about being examined’ Cervical cancer screening in Britain has fallen to an all-time low, it has emerged  Nearly a third of women ignored their latest invitation for an appointment  Campaigners want GPs to provide more morning and… Read More »