RCN urges nurses to encourage cervical screening tests
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RCN urges nurses to encourage cervical screening tests

Erin Dean Freelance health writer

Essential facts

Cervical cancer affects 3,200 women in the UK each year, leading to around 900 deaths. It is generally preventable. The primary cause is persistent or chronic infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infection is a normal consequence of sex and in most women will not cause harm.

Primary Health Care. 28, 6, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.6.12.s10

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