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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)
Objectives To assess the feasibility and acceptability of offering self-sampling for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing to cervical screening non-attenders when they consult primary care for any reason. Methods In a pilot implementation study, six general practices in London, UK, offered self-sampling kits during consultation to women aged 25-64 who were at(More)
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