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How much cervical cancer is being prevented?

Heather S Mitchell
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (6): 298.
Published online: 17 March 2003

To the Editor: It was estimated in 1989 that cervical screening in Australia was preventing only 46% of squamous malignancies, against a theoretical capacity of 90%.1 This suboptimal achievement after almost 25 years of cervical screening led to a major reorganisation of the program.

  • Heather S Mitchell


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