Tests reduce the risk

Higher Risk of Cervical Cancer

According to a new report, women in Sweden who have regular pap tests have a much reduced risk of contracting cervical cancer.

In the first ever such survey here, researchers studied every case of the disease in Sweden between 1999 and 2001. They discovered that women who contracted cervical cancer had to a much greater degree failed to take the tests, which are offered every three years here to women aged between 23 and 60.

According to a report from Swedish Radio News, one woman in five here skips the pap tests. While there are many reasons given, the most common was that there is too much happening in their lives and they can’t find an appointment time that fits.

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