U.S. Could Cut Cervical Cancer Cases & Deaths by Up to 20 Percent if More Patients Got Follow-up After Screening

March 19, 2024


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Getting screened for cervical cancer isn’t exactly an enjoyable experience, and going to a follow-up appointment–which can involve procedures costing hundreds of dollars–is considerably less enjoyable. But a new U-M study shows if every eligible person did get the full screening and follow-up tests recommended for them, up to 23 percent fewer people would be diagnosed with cervical cancer at all. Experts from Michigan Medicine comment on the study in this article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

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