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A vaginal smear showing cancer cells: international studies show that there will be 50 false negatives or interval cancers for every 100,000 cervical smear tests that are read

The cancer screening controversy has parallels with a crisis that rocked the British NHS 17 years ago – but it is being handled very differently

In 2001, Britain’s health service was rocked by a crisis in its screening programme for cervical cancer. It came under intense public, media and political scrutiny.

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