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Cervical cancer could be eliminated says NHS England

Hundreds of lives will be spared every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test.

Experts say there is “potential” to eliminate cervical cancer completely thanks to a combination of a better test and the HPV vaccine. The new test looks for traces of high risk human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Any tests that are HPV positive are then checked for abnormal changes of the cervix.