Browsing All Posts filed under »Understanding Cervical Cancer«

The more Pap tests, the worse

June 2, 2011


The reason why this website is called Cancer Screening reflects the issue that intrigues me the most in the cervical cancer debate. As I said before, in many countries, including Portugal where I come from, screening for cervical cancer usually starts as early as women become sexually active. In England it doesn’t start until the […]

To think about, even if not infected

June 1, 2011


“Until I had an abnormal smear test I never thought much about the screening programme.” So far I have received many emails from readers of this project. Experts have shared their knowledge and research, whilst patients have shared their experience. All patients who have contacted me have had some kind of personal experience related to […]

Video: What cervical cancer is about

April 13, 2011


This video helps understand the main issues that this project aims to investigate. I spoke to Professor Jack Cuzick from Cancer Research UK, who highlighted the importance of changing cervical screening methods and the understanding of the human papilloma virus (HPV). I also heard the opinion of three women in the streets of London. Video […]

The key cervical cancer questions

April 4, 2011


These are some of the main questions I aim to investigate: What is the incidence of false positives and unnecessary treatment for cervical cancer? What is the difference between the Gardasil and the Cervarix vaccines? Should men be vaccinated? Are there any cervical screening programmes running in Africa? Is it cost effective to run screening […]


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