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Achieving earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cervical cancer

Walter, F.M. and Mwaka, A.D. and Neal, R.D. (2014) Achieving earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cervical cancer. British Journal of General Practice, 64. pp. 495-496. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp14X681649

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Abstract

Gynaecological cancers have a combined annual incidence second only to breast cancer among women in the UK. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer after uterine and ovarian cancer with approximately 3100 new cases and just under 1000 deaths annually in the UK. It is the most common cancer in women aged <35 years, and over 75% of UK cases are diagnosed in women aged <65 years. Cervical cancer survival is higher among women diagnosed at a younger age. The 5-year UK survival percentage is 67% overall, and almost 90% for women <40 years of age.1 However, poorer outcomes in the UK compared with other western European countries have been well documented, and there is increasing evidence that earlier diagnosis of cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers could contribute to a reduction in the survival gap between UK and European averages

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2015 03:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:53
ISSN: 0960-1643
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/3590
Identification Number: DOI: 10.3399/bjgp14X681649
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
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