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Study supports lower age for cervical smears

7th April 2009

A study has found that cervical screening in younger women could help catch cancer at an early stage and allows it to be treated more effectively. 

The current NHS cervical screening programme starts for women over the age of 25. Lead research author, Dr Amanda Herbert, from the department of histopathology at St Thomas' Hospital, London, said: "It shows the importance of regular screening, especially in young women in whom most cases of high-grade CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) are successfully treated and in whom early screen-detected cancers are more likely to be found."


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