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Young women to get smear tests

8th January 2008

A study published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care says women aged under 25 should receive screening for cervical cancer.

The screening is designed to find pre-cancerous abnormalities known as CINs, in addition to detecting cancer.

Researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust in London found that the prevalence of CIN3, the highest grade, is on the increase in women aged 20-24. 19.3% of all cases of CIN3 were found in 2004 - a rise from 15.8% five years earlier in 1999.

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