Pap smears boost cervical cancer survival

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Read on CBC about a new study about the effectiveness of Pap smear screening for dramatically improving for cervical cancer survival. The study by Swedish researchers found that the survival rate was 92 per cent among women whose had aggressive cervical cancer that was detected with the screening. This was compared with 66 per cent for those who were diagnosed when they showed symptoms and the cancer was hard to treat.

The study was published this March in the British Medical Journal.

Read the story on CBC