Evidence proves that cervical screening works

Evidence proves that cervical screening works
Tony O’Brien: the director general of the HSE resigned on Thursday night Picture:Rollingnews

No matter how good a screening programme, no matter how effective it is in reducing mortality in society, it will hurt some patients

The recent tragic cases of cervical cancer in women who had previously received falsely reassuring screening tests, should necessitate thoughtful scrutiny and analysis of our cancer screening programmes. Some of the political and journalistic commentary to date has fallen short of this standard.

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