Cancer screening

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Smokers, disadvantaged groups and people from non-English speaking backgrounds are among those less likely to access bowel cancer screening, research led by a UNSW PhD candidate has found.
 

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The new screening program for cervical cancer aims to save lives by breaking down barriers that prevent women from attending screening, write Karen Canfell and Megan Smith.

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Cancer screening is beneficial when it prevents people from dying. But using cancer survival rates to promote screening, as is often done, is misleading, write Katy Bell, Alexandra Barratt and Andrew Hayen.