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Cervical cancer, an African disease

June 9, 2011

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Cancer is usually referred to as a disease of the Western World, but the truth is cancer affects people in poor countries more than anyone else. Cervical cancer is particularly prevalent in developing countries, which count 80% of the cases. In Sub-Saharan Africa, where sexual risk behaviour also counts for high rates of sexually transmitted […]

The more Pap tests, the worse

June 2, 2011

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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 […]

Video: What cervical cancer is about

April 13, 2011

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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 […]

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