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NHS (National Health Service) cervical screening frequency/range "correct":

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Last year's decision by the UK to reduce the cervical screening call-up interval among women aged 25-49, from five years to three, will substantially reduce the incidence of the disease. So suggest the results of a modelling study by Cancer Research UK and Julietta Patnick, director of the NHS cancer screening programmes. The research published in the British Journal of Cancer (August 2004) shows an 18% fall in cumulative lifetime incidence, compared with pre-2003 policy, and a reduction in the predicted lifetime incidence of invasive cervical cancer, from 0.77% (under pre-2003 policy) to 0.63%, compared with a 1.70% predicted incidence without screening. The research also found that continuing to screen the 20-25 age group would have had minimal impact. A five-year screening interval was retained for women aged 50-64 years.

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