HPV Tests for Cervical Cancer Detection in the UK

2012: NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests

NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests
HPV test will provide an early sign of an increased risk of cervical cancer

More than 99% of cases of cervical cancer are caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Doctors say that because the new HPV tests find abnormalities – and increased risk of cancer – at an earlier stage, most women will be able to undergo smear tests far less often, after receiving a negative result.

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by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent, Dec 2012

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