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Cervical cancer, an African disease

June 9, 2011


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


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


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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