The cervical cancer epidemic that screening has prevented in the UK

@article{Peto2004TheCC,
  title={The cervical cancer epidemic that screening has prevented in the UK},
  author={J. Peto and C. Gilham and O. Fletcher and F. Matthews},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={364},
  pages={249-256}
}
  • J. Peto, C. Gilham, +1 author F. Matthews
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Recent reports suggest that the reduction in mortality achieved by the UK national cervical screening programme is too small to justify its financial and psychosocial costs, except perhaps in a few high-risk women. METHODS We analysed trends in mortality before 1988, when the British national screening programme was launched, to estimate what future trends in cervical cancer mortality would have been without any screening. FINDINGS Cervical cancer mortality in England and Wales… CONTINUE READING
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