Young women might suffer when HPV screening age increases

 

Australian experts have conceded that some young women might suffer because of delayed cervical cancer diagnosis when screening begins at age 25 instead of 18.

However, they say their study of young Queensland women with cervical cancer spanning 28 years “lends some support” to revamping the program, as it shows cancer is rare in this age group and mostly detected because of symptoms.

Delaying the start of cervical screening to age 25 when Pap tests are replaced by HPV tests in December will have a &ldquo

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