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High rates of cervical cancer in London

20th February 2009

New research has shown that the eight primary care trusts with the highest incidence of a type of cervical cancer in the south east are in London.

The King’s College study, which looked at 2,231 cases between 2001 and 2005, found high rates of squamous cell cervical cancer in woman aged 25-64 were linked to deprivation, smoking and teenage pregnancy rates. Of those studied, Lambeth PCT had the highest incidence rate of the disease, which translates to 11.6 per 100,000.

 

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