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Apr 29, 2019

Urine test could prevent cervical cancer

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Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists.

The study, led by Dr. Emma Crosbie and published in BMJ Open, found that urine testing was just as good as the at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical .

The research team say a urine could help increase the numbers of who are screened for cervical cancer, which affects more than 3,000 women every year in the UK.

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