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BACKGROUND Some young women experience delays in diagnosis of cervical cancer, but little research about ways of studying these delays has been published. A major challenge is that gynaecological symptoms are common in young women, but cervical cancer is rare. This study describes the development and testing of a measure for studying delays in diagnosis in(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis may be delayed in young females with cervical cancer because of a failure to recognise symptoms. AIM To examine the extent and determinants of delays in diagnosis of young females with symptomatic cervical cancer. DESIGN AND SETTING A national descriptive study of time from symptoms to diagnosis of cervical cancer and risk factors(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer in young women presents a diagnostic challenge because gynaecological symptoms are common but underlying disease is rare. AIM To explore the potential for using cytology as a diagnostic aid for cervical cancer in young women. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective review of primary care records and cytology data from the national(More)
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